The Post-Game Meeting is a 15-minute event for the players to reflect on the game and create/validate their plan for the next game. This allows the team to decide if the adjustments made from the previous game were effective.
The Post-Game Meeting is held at consistent times (such as immediately following the game) to reduce complexity and promote consistency). During the meeting, the players review the stat sheets as they compare to their individual and team goals (planned value) and they make self and team assessments on the following:
- How did I perform this game against my assigned metrics?
- What areas I’ll improve on next game?
- What obstacles may jeopardize team from meeting our Sprint Goal?
The Post-Game Meeting allows the team to inspect the impact of the previous game’s adjustments as well as make adjustments if progress is deviating away from the Sprint Goal. The Post-Game Meeting increases the probability that the players and team as a whole maintain buy-in to the strategy and meet their Sprint Goals. Every game, the players should understand their plan for working together as a self-organizing, synergistic team to achieve their goals. The Post-Game Meeting offers quick detailed discussions necessary to determine whether adaptation or re-planning is necessary to achieve the Sprint’s Goal.
The team members (players and coaching staff) are the only ones required to attend the Post-Game Meeting. The Agile Sports Consultant ensures that the post-game meeting takes place and that the key questions are answered by each of the players, but the players and coach are responsible for conducting the meeting and assessing their performance. The Agile Sports Consultant teaches the players to keep the Post-Game Meetings within the 15-minute time frame and to be open, honest and true to themselves and their team mates.
Post-Game Meetings improve communications, eliminate confusion of team/player goals, quickly identify issues the team needs to resolve, and improve player IQ level. They are an opportunity for players to identify and address bad habits before team synergy deteriorates. Post-Game Meetings support the inspect, adapt, self-organize and synergy pillars.
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