If you are conducting an ESVP activity to set the stage of a retrospective, you need to be careful about:
- Formal change management process
- Limit the polling to the permanent team members.
- Non-disclosing polling results.
- Conducting anonymous polling.
With the ESVP activity, you need to be careful about conducting anonymous polling. If voters fear that their names will be called out, they might not cast an honest vote, especially the prisoners and the vacationers. [Derby, E. and Larsen, D., 2006. Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great. 1st ed. Texas: Pragmatic Bookshelf, Page 45]