You would like to read the mood of your team members on how they felt the sprint was. Was it Exciting, Challenging, Stressful, Cool or Puzzling? This technique would enable the team to express their feelings about the sprint, listen to every member’s perception of the sprint and then accordingly inspect and adapt.

Name and Description- Pulse Check

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Large white board or a large piece of poster paper. Three colors of sticky notes and markers


Draw the above picture  on a whiteboard and ask team members on how they felt the sprint was with respect to the above five parameters. Each person should put their rating on a sticky note and stick it on the scale and explain their rating . You will hear team members expressing varied opinions. These discussions could trigger useful conversations that would enable the team members to move from stressful zones to more positive zones.