“Retrospective?” “Retrospective?” • Looking back over a lifetime of work?
Project RetrospectivesPioneered by Norman Kerth.“a ritual held at the end of a project to learn from the experience and to plan changes for the next eﬀort.”Book: Project Retrospec:ves explains techniques for 3 day oﬀ-‐site mee:ngs at the end of a project to iden:fy lessons learned.
Retrospectives A meeting where a team looks back on a past period of work so that they can learn from their experience and apply this learning to future work.
Meetings require pre-workand follow up! Hard to learn about creating effective retrospective by being a participant
Care for People• Make a safe space• Diffuse tension• Bring food and drinks
Slow Down!• People will not talk if you do not listen to them• Invite everyone to share what happened• Take time to gather the whole story• Involve each member of the team• Forget about making lists of what went well, etc.
Apply Scrum planning• Break down into improvementgoal and action steps smallenough to fit into sprint cycle• Prioritise along with other work• Review in Scrum meetings
References• Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews by Norman L. Kerth.• Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby & Diana Larsen.• The Retrospective Handbook by Patrick Kua• Collaboration Explained by Jean Tabaka.• Agile Coaching by Rachel Davies & Liz Sedley.• Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making by Sam Kaner• Innovation Games by Luke Hohmann• http://facstaff.unca.edu/manns/retropatterns.html• http://www.retrospectives.com• http://www.retrospectivefacilitatorgathering.org/• http://xp123.com/xplor/xp0509/index.shtml