Each speedy date lasts just 4 minutes: plenty of time to decide if that person is for you and not too long if they aren't.
The 10 minutes slots are themselves divided in (roughly) 2 x 5 min slots during which you discuss each others topics in turns.
After 10 minutes, one or two minutes might be required to write down information and consolidate the discussion before starting with the next round. Once everyone had a chance to discuss his/her topics with everyone else, we want to gather the most important points (1 or 2 per person maximum) and build a global list for the team. The rest should be prioritized and the top ones picked as "todos" for the next sprint.
The speed dating is over when you’ve met every opposite sex guest, but this is often when the fun really starts.
Most people stay at the bar for a few drinks and get to know the people they liked a little better.
If your team has more than 6 members, leave some permutations off.
Remember to create a permutation plan beforehand, it will help swapping the pairs faster and will prevent deadlocks.It's been a while since I shared yet another crazy retrospective format that we tried.Here's a new one, the "speed dating retrospective".We've curated a team of advisors to offer expert advice on any topic and to answer any questions you may have, all in one evening.Food and drinks will be provided and opportunities for networking before and after.You may now see our list and photos of women who are in your area and meet your preferences.