Retrospective Activity

Sip of Lean Coffee

Standard Easy   Popularity: 2  

This activity:

  • Open discussion
  • Agenda-less


This is an open agenda meeting where people can write down topics for discussion. After everybody writes down the topics, the team can group similar topics, and then vote on the ones the want to focus the discussion on.

☕ Topics to discuss

For the specific activity, the facilitator could use these points to describe the process:

  • The ☕ Topics to discuss column is for notes describing a topic each. Ask the team members to be extra descriptive when suggesting a topic so that the whole team can evaluate the most suitable topic for discussion.

Onboarding the team to the selected activity is important for a successful meeting. To learn more on what's needed to onboard your team to a retrospective meeting, read here.

Tips & Tricks

This is an open agenda activity and a lot of topics might come to the table. It is suggested to focus the team discussion on the top three or four topics.

You can use the timeboxing functionality that Team O'clock offers to make sure that the team will discuss about the most important items.

Popularity: 2

The "Sip of Lean Coffee" activity is sometimes used among Team O'clock teams. It seems that only a few teams use this activity for their retrospectives.


Sip of Lean Coffee

Standard Easy

☕ Topics to discuss

Write down topics to vote for discussion

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