KALM is a retrospective activity that fosters the conversation about current activities and their perceived value. It helps team members understand each other’s perceived value off such practices.

Running the activity:

  1. Split the canvas into four areas:
    * Keep – something the team is doing well and whose value you recognize the value
    * Less – something already being done, but of which you rather do less.
    * More – something already being done which believe will bring more value if done even more.
    * Add – a new idea or something you have seen working before that you would like to bring to the table.
  2. Ask participants for their notes.
  3. Group the notes by affinity 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.

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