I love this video from the SAFe PO course, and it has some useful lessons for the Retreat.
So that’s what we’re trying to do with the Retreat: create a creative space where hunches can come and collide; to mingle and swap to create new ideas.
What’s implicit is that it’s serendipitous. There has to be noise in the system, and the unexpected. So while there is planning, there will also be a bit of chaos monkey to drive the innovation just a little harder. If it feels a little chaotic at times, then we’re succeeding.