Running extended New Year’s resolution retrospectives with Focused Agile Coaching™

Facilitating collaborative New Year’s resolutions has also been known in the space of agile coaching for quite a while. The idea behind this is to run a collective ideating and dreaming session. The goal in to help the team see itself in a year from now and then also possible derive some actions.


So one could see collective New Year's resolutions as one of many ways of running futurespectives.

In this article I’d like to share a very practical piece of advice on how one could run such team dreaming parties in quite a structured and a result-oriented manner. Also without making it too fluffy and groundless. This is done with a help of Focused Agile Coaching.


Focused Agile Coaching (or the FOCACCIA method) is a set of thinking tools and coaching techniques that I've been designing. They are to help co-create coaching vision and then slice it into measurable and observable coaching releases.

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Ewan O'Leary (Tuesday, 29 December 2015 14:58)

    Curious how you see this fitting with the integral Agile model being developed at the Agile Coaching Institute.

    Happy to review and comment for you.

  • #2

    Alexey (Tuesday, 29 December 2015 23:33)

    Hi Ewan, thanks for thinking it forward.

    In my mind, the four focusing areas are mappable to the Integral model.

    See my illustration that is a part of the upcoming book:

    So basically, working sequentially with all the four areas you work with all sides (in and out) of the system.