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Rose Thorn Bud Template

What is the template?

The Rose, Thorn, Bud template is used to uncover structured feedback on good, bad, and potential opportunities around a specific work cycle or project.

How do you use it?

The following steps will help you get started using the Rose, Thorn, Bud template.

Step 1: Define the timeframe

Before kicking off the session, ensure the team is aligned on the time period, sprint cycle, or project that will be discussed.

Step 2: Self-reflection

Give the team time to brainstorm and jot down their independent thoughts within each column.

The rose column should represent what they believe went well.

The thorn should document what went poorly.

The bud should showcase where there is opportunity or potential for the team to grow and improve.

Step 3: Review and cluster

Have a facilitator read through all the documented comments. Individual team members can speak up to add more commentary.

During the read-through, cluster concepts together. When the team gets to the bud section, assign an owner for each opportunity to take the lead on the next steps.

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