Principle 12 Initiative

How are your Agile Retrospectives entangled with the 12th Agile Principle?

Running an iteration Agile Retrospective is a common translation of the 12th principle but more often than not those “retros” are ineffective.

They’re done just to tick off a box in an Agile checklist.

This initiative’s purpose is to raise awareness to make Agile retrospectives more purposeful in helping team becoming more effective.

We think Principle 12 is one of the “raison d’être’s” of The Alliance.

We want to promote awareness of principle 12 and [create feedback stories](( so the community can make sense of them and learn from others’ experiences.

Main Activities:

  • Visit the portal at to read commonly asked questions on effective means to implement principle 12. Once signed up you will be able to leave feedback on the questions, with context of where it worked and where it did not for you.
  • Allow agilists to post their experiences to, we’re aiming at collecting 200 stories!
  • We will schedule a session later this year open to members of Agile Alliance to make sense of those stories

How does your team reflect on their experiences and adjust their methods? Could you tell us here:

What’s in it for us?

The community will learn success–and overcome failure–stories to enable principle 12. People reading the stories–and their context–will have a better chance to enable principle 12 and avoid common pitfalls.

Want to help?