Personal Maps are a tool to build empathy between team members and a deeper understanding of each other on a personal level.
Personal Maps help teams build and strengthen connectedness – a key behaviour of team agility.
Don't fall into the trap of just reviewing and improving process at the Retrospective. The Retrospective is an opportunity to inspect people, process and/or tools and create actions for improvement.
In a Retrospective:
A Personal Map starts with the following 8 core categories:
What is your home life like? Where do you live?
What studies, courses, degrees have you done?
What's your job, role and what do you like about the work you do?
What do you like doin gin your spare time?
Who are your family members, pets, and relatives?
Who are the people you love to hang-out with when not at work?
What principles and ethics do you hold most dear?
What do you want to achieve in life?
Download the PDF template for Personal Maps to use in your Retrospectives.