(slides and handout from PMI Personal Development Day, May 2010)
Project retrospectives go beyond classic “lessons learned”. Retrospectives are one the best ways to improve your project results and build a healthy project community.
Retrospective facilitator and agile coach Ellen Gottesdiener explain the why’s, what’s and how’s of conducting milestone, iteration and end-of-project retrospectives to elicit and leverage the project community’s collective wisdom, define and sustain good practices, avoid faulty decisions, and adapt for success.
• The value proposition: retrospective benefits and characteristics
• Who should be involved, and how to involved them
• Essential steps for planning and conducting effective retrospectives
• Key questions to answer, ways to address “safety”, and sample retrospective activities