In my organization, we decided to hold retrospectives. To be honest, this was a move facilitated by me, because I felt that we should improve our teamwork after a rise from two members in one office to four members in adjacent offices.
We have one person for support and everything non-code related, two designated programmers of which I am one and our sponsor who also codes and created the framework.
Can we hold a retrospective with one team member/sponsor being the moderator at all, and how would that work?
I ask, because I tried to moderate and found it increasingly difficult to position myself outside the team for these reasons:
- I want to participate actively.
- My personal experience as a team member would be helpful.
- As a team member I am not external and always involved, while trying the opposite feels artificial.