Anchors and Engine is a simple activity for helping the team identify things that make them move faster and things that slow them down.

Running the activity:

  1. Ask participants to write notes and place them on the following two areas: Engine and Anchors.
    * Engine: What is the fuel for our engine? What are the things that push us forward?
    * Anchors: What is holding us back, or slowing us down?
  2. Group the notes and discuss.

This is a common retrospective activity for data gathering. It is an alternative to keep the team engaged while slightly changing the format.

 

Remote-team advice: This activity works well for remote teams. Use a remote board of your choice.