This activity is an application of FMEA, a design tool used to systematically analyze postulated failures, identify actions and verifications. I find it useful for a target retrospective focused on a failure.
- Explain the failure under analysis (summarize on top of the canvas)
- Split the canvas into the following four areas: analysis -> evaluation -> action -> verification
- Split the team into smaller groups (two or three people each)
- For each of the 4 areas, give a few minutes for writing notes (smaller group), followed by a few minutes for a group conversation
AnalysisWhat is the failure? What led to it?