Retrospectives, Math, and The Secrets of Influence

To 10x Your Profits Start with Retrospectives

Well-run retrospectives can lead to a 20-25% average improvement in team performance.

And yet most teams don’t do regular retrospectives. Why?

It’s because 20% is boring.

A 20% improvement isn’t enough to get the team to change its behavior. And it’s not enough usually to get your prospects to decide to buy your product.

In this episode I give you some ideas on how to turn that 20% improvement into a factor of 10 improvement. And how that can lead to a 10x increase in profits.

This episode is based on a post I wrote many years ago on The Secret Product Manager Handbook site. But I never really covered the material in the podcast, so here it is.

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Resources I mentioned in the episode

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