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Ideas for Personal  Retrospectives
What is aRetrospective?
Time for Reflection
Regular Ritual
Learn
Learn
What is aPersonalRetrospective?
About me
Write it down
① Set the Stage② Gather Data③ Generate Insights④ Decide What to Do⑤ Closing the Retrospective
Prepare          Set the Stage
Have Music             Set the Stage
Data Sources               Gather Data
Data Sources               Gather Data
Fill Timeline                Generate Insights
Colorize Timeline                    Mads                     Sads                    Glads                      Generate ...
Patterns in Timeline                       Generate Insights
Define Goals               Decide What to Do
Choose Actions                 Decide What to Do
Make it happen                 Decide What to Do
Write a letter                 Closing
How to startwith PersonalRetrospectives?
Retrospective 2009
How willyou startPersonalRetrospective?
Evolve yourown style
①       Set the Stage        ④ Decide What to Do    • Preparations              •   Goals    • Starting Music            •...
Ideas for Personal  Retrospectives
Johannes ThönesThoughtWorks Germany (Hamburg)jthoenes@thoughtworks.comhttp://blog.jthoenes.net
ImagesTimes for Reflection   http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_everett82/379557067Ritual                 http://www.flickr...
X-Conf India - Ideas for Personal Retrospectives
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  • * Introduction to Retrospectives (Short)
  • Time for ReflectionWhat we (as a team) didWhat happenedHow we felt about it
  • Regular RitualReflection is not natural to usDoing it regular creates a habitMaking it a ritual to stress, that it is a special meeting
  • LearnAcknowlegde ExperienceKeep doing what was goodStop doing what was badAcknowlegde what you cannot change
  • LearnAcknowlegde ExperienceKeep doing what was goodStop doing what was badAcknowlegde what you cannot change
  • Difference Personal Retrospectives vs. Team RetrospectivesIn Your Head vs. Write it down
  • A retrospective about me
  • Write it downRetrospective Meetings are communication in Team -> Sticky Notes support communicationPersonal Retrospectives are happening in Your Head -> Write it down, to help you structure your thoughts
  • Stages of a Personal Retrospecitve
  • PreparationSwitch off anything which takes your focus away (phone, spouse, children)Move to different table/environment
  • Music
  • CalendarToDo ListsMingleJIRA/Buzgzilla etc.
  • Dairy/NotesE-Mails/Call LogsRecorded FeedbackMetrics
  • Put Data in the Timeline
  • Color the TimelineMark the Timeline with PatternsMads/Sads/GladsKeep/Drop/Add Prouds/Sorries
  • See patterns?When came the red in?Were are the implication
  • Goals
  • What could I do?SMART Objectives
  • Make it happenPlan the time (Calendar)Remind yourself (ToDo List)Tell other people
  • Retrospective Letter to yourself
  • ----- Meeting Notes (05/07/2012 23:28) ------ How would you start?- Do you do PRs?
  • My storyenergized to try Retrospectives ⇒ Linda Rising/SE RadioFinished studies and was working for some time what are my goals?Retrospective of Year 2009
  • Retrospective 2009finished studies and was working for some timewhat are my goals?Retrospective of Year 2009Good way to start -> because you have timeTook a Sunday afternoon (4 hrs) Reflected on what happened in 2009 (finished studies & started to work)Put it in a timeline -> started to do Retrospecitves
  • Heartbeat RetrospectiveRetrospective FormRythmAlways the same
  • How would you start your Personal Retrospective?Does anyone practice them and wants to share his view?
  • Transcript of "X-Conf India - Ideas for Personal Retrospectives"

    1. 1. Ideas for Personal Retrospectives
    2. 2. What is aRetrospective?
    3. 3. Time for Reflection
    4. 4. Regular Ritual
    5. 5. Learn
    6. 6. Learn
    7. 7. What is aPersonalRetrospective?
    8. 8. About me
    9. 9. Write it down
    10. 10. ① Set the Stage② Gather Data③ Generate Insights④ Decide What to Do⑤ Closing the Retrospective
    11. 11. Prepare Set the Stage
    12. 12. Have Music Set the Stage
    13. 13. Data Sources Gather Data
    14. 14. Data Sources Gather Data
    15. 15. Fill Timeline Generate Insights
    16. 16. Colorize Timeline Mads Sads Glads Generate Insights
    17. 17. Patterns in Timeline Generate Insights
    18. 18. Define Goals Decide What to Do
    19. 19. Choose Actions Decide What to Do
    20. 20. Make it happen Decide What to Do
    21. 21. Write a letter Closing
    22. 22. How to startwith PersonalRetrospectives?
    23. 23. Retrospective 2009
    24. 24. How willyou startPersonalRetrospective?
    25. 25. Evolve yourown style
    26. 26. ① Set the Stage ④ Decide What to Do • Preparations • Goals • Starting Music • SMART Objectives • Read out Prime • Make it happen Directive ⑤ Closing the② Gather Data Retrospective • Calendar/ToDo Lists • Retrospective Letter • Mingle/Jira/Bugzilla • Enjoy Timeline et al. Cocktail • Notes, Diary, • Closing Music Engineering Log • Feedback • Metrics③ Generate Insights • Timeline • Ask Why 5 Times • Mind Maps • Lists
    27. 27. Ideas for Personal Retrospectives
    28. 28. Johannes ThönesThoughtWorks Germany (Hamburg)jthoenes@thoughtworks.comhttp://blog.jthoenes.net
    29. 29. ImagesTimes for Reflection http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_everett82/379557067Ritual http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76/3694736727/Learn 1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/28096801@N05/4023696768Learn 2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewfane/6489257009Write it down http://www.flickr.com/photos/matsuyuki/2328829160Music http://www.flickr.com/photos/tangysd/6816262905Retrospective 2009 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakecaptive/3205277810Fotos of Me Lukasz Burdzanowski et al.Other Images MS PowerPoint ClipArt Gallery
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