A mechanism for continuous improvement

Some work processes are more effective than others, but there are probably very few examples of work processes that can't be improved upon. Improvement of your work processes or environment isn't a one-time thing. You'll likely want to adopt a method for steady and continuous improvement.

One common challenge is figuring out which changes to make (and in what order). Your team members are likely to have many opinions about changes to introduce. Making too many changes at once can confuse the results. Debating potential changes, based solely on opinions, can prevent any changes from happening at all.

The retrospective is a mechanism for providing improvement on a regular basis. It's a practical way to apply the scientific method to make changes in a methodical, measurable way.

A workshop covering continuous improvement will contain exercises and interactive discussions illustrating the following points: