A short reflection exercise between Core team members. Commonly accomplished at the end of a pairing day.
Pair or Cross-discipline team member (1 on 1)
Plus/Delta allows feedback to focus on individual actions rather than team or group based actions generated from a group setting. It focuses on a more frequent feedback with a small audience.
Preparation: Set aside 3-5 minutes to think of any Pluses / Deltas during the day, ranging from small to large topics.
For example (Plus):
For example (Delta):
Find a quiet area or video conference session with just the two of you.
Take turns each going over a plus / delta, alternating between pluses and deltas.
Depending on the feedback, suggest changes for future working sessions.
Both parties feel comfortable regularly providing feedback to each other in a clear and concise way, ideally evolving to feedback that can be given as needed rather than during plus/delta session.
After a session of plus/delta both parties will take away actions they should continue doing and activities they can improve during their daily work day.
A longer, more formal feedback session might be warranted if the process took longer than 10-15 minutes.
Start doing this daily, scale down to less frequent as both participants feel comfortable.
Sometimes one or both parties are uncomfortable providing deltas or other constructive feedback. If plus/delta sessions consistently do not yield any deltas, try the following techniques: