Two questions to celebrate learning

Yay! Questions

The Management 3.0 practice of Yay! Questions can be used with the Celebration Grid or with any other practice of experimentation and learning. This practice is so simple that it can be applied to any retrospective or “How are we doing?” meeting.


Like all practices, it emphasizes learning over right versus wrong, following the theory that when things go wrong it’s best to focus on what did indeed go well.

The two main Yay! Questions are:

  • What did we do well?
  • What did we learn?

The first question focuses on what best practices were followed, while the latter focuses on experimenting and then learning. Both success and lessons learned are reasons to celebrate — with the ring of a victory bell, an applause, or a piece of cake!

Why not kick off regular meetings with Yay! questions today?

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Yay! Questions Tips

Try asking the two questions: “What did we learn?” & “What did we do well?” in different ways. For example: “What should we try?” & “What should we repeat?”

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