Well, Not So Well, New Ideas is commonly used to bring conversations about the positive notes, the improvements and suggestions that the team has in mind.

Running the activity:

  1. Split the canvas into three areas:
    * Well – things that went well, that moves us forward, helps us get better. We want to repeat these!
    * Not so well – things that went wrong, that need improvement, that hold us back. We want to eliminate or avoid these!
    * New ideas – things that we should consider trying, suggestions, new ideas.
  2. Ask participants to add notes to each of the three areas.
  3. Conversations and action items.

This is a very common retrospective activity. It is direct and straight to the point: What went well? Not so well? Do you have any new ideas? It is definitely a great option for teams getting used to retrospectives.


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


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