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  • This is the link to the blogpost about the Check In exercise:

    http://noostvog.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/a-retrospective-check-in-exercise/

    Have fun!

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  • Mike, Thanks for the comment!
    You can find more info about those exercises here:

    Check-in:
    I will write a blogpost later and post the link here.

    Mr Squiggle:
    http://noostvog.wordpress.com/2009/11/09/boring-retrospectives-part-3/
    http://www.thekua.com/atwork/2008/04/retrospective-exercise-mr-squiggle/

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  • Hi,

    Good presentation, but I guess I could have got more out of it if I'd been there, specifically, could you let me know where I can find decent resources for:

    - 'Check In' exercise, can't find this anywhere
    - How Mr Squiggle is relevant to retrospectives!

    Thanks!

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  • People get stuck in routines. Good is the enemy of great. Yet, is it insane to expect good and better performance if nothing ever changes. Even if you want to, how do you know what to go about changing? Image from: http://arnoldgirls.net/2010/08/25/the-theory-of-relativity/
  • Image from under CC licence: http://www.flickr.com/photos/taiga-tundra/4987668213/sizes/l/Doctors do post mortems to learnmore. Armypeople do post mortems to reviewplans. Class and studyingdoesconstantreflection (tests, discussions) to highlight
  • Let’s reflect on what it is that you are all here to do, and what concerns you may have. Let’s see if we can match these hopes or addresses these concerns throughout this workshop
  • MrSquiggle image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiritsdancing/2397421488/sizes/l/Blackboard from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiritsdancing/2397422446/sizes/o/

Retrospectives In Action Retrospectives In Action Presentation Transcript

  • Retrospectives in Action
    @nickoostvogels @patkua
  • Who are you?
    Experience + Interest
  • What is a retrospective?
  • Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
    - Albert Einstein
  • We’re not the only ones who do this
  • What is a retrospective?
    A ritual held at the end of a project to review the events and learn from the experience
  • Typically…
    Insert Retrospective
    here
    What if?
  • What is a retrospective?
    n agile
    throughout
    A ritual held at the end of a project to review the events and learn from the experience
    and benefit from those lessons immediately
  • Hopes
    and
    Concerns
    I hope to…
    I’m concerned that…
    I hope to…
    I’m concerned that…
    I hope to…
    I hope to…
    I’m concerned that…
    I hope to…
    I’m concerned that…
    (for this session)
  • STRUCTURE of RETROSPECTIVE
    SET the STAGE
    INSIGHTS
    CLOSE
    DEFINE ACTIONS
    GATHER
    INFORMATION
  • SET the STAGE
    INSIGHTS
    CLOSE
    DEFINE ACTIONS
    GATHER
    INFORMATION
  • SET the STAGE
    INSIGHTS
    CLOSE
    DEFINE ACTIONS
    GATHER
    INFORMATION
  • INSIGHTS
    SET the STAGE
    CLOSE
    DEFINE ACTIONS
    GATHER
    INFORMATION
  • SET the STAGE
    INSIGHTS
    CLOSE
    DEFINE ACTIONS
    GATHER
    INFORMATION
  • SET the STAGE
    INSIGHTS
    CLOSE
    DEFINE ACTIONS
    GATHER
    INFORMATION
  • FACILITATOR role
    HISTORY
    Image by Eugeni Dodonov at http://www.flickr.com/photos/eugeni_dodonov/4743512951/
  • FACILITATOR role
    RESPONSIBILITIES
    trigger COMMUNICATION
    keep ENERGY level UP
    GUIDE through EXERCISES
    RECORD
    BLEND IN
  • PARTICIPATORYDECISION MAKING
    Image : Facilitator’s guide to participatory decision making - Sam Kaner
  • EXERCISES
  • Check - In
  • Check – In
    PURPOSE
    Icebreaker
    Improve communication
    Everybody speaks
    Remove tension
  • Check – In
    PLACE in retrospective
    Set the
    stage
    Gather
    information
    Insights
    Define
    actions
    Close
    Check In
  • Safety Check
    PURPOSE
    Understand people’s willingness to participate
    Low safety = conversations may not reflect reality and full story
    High safety = healthy discussions
  • Safety Check
    5. No problem, I’ll talk about anything
    4. I’ll talk about almost anything, a few things might be hard
    3. I’ll talk about some things, but others will be hard to say
    2. I’m not going to say much, I’ll let others bring up issues
    1. I’ll smile, claim everything is great and agree with managers
  • Safety Check
    PLACE in retrospective
    Set the
    stage
    Gather
    information
    Insights
    Define
    actions
    Close
    Safety Check
  • Motivation
    Some people may feel safe, just not really motivated. Motivation measures a different aspect
    The ESVP exercise helps us here…
  • Motivation
    PLACE in retrospective
    Set the
    stage
    Gather
    information
    Insights
    Define
    actions
    Close
    Motivation
  • Fishbowl
    Image by Nancy White at http://www.flickr.com/photos/choconancy/3212222495/
  • Fishbowl
    PURPOSE
    Build mutual understanding
    Listen, observe
    Gain insights
    Discuss
  • Fishbowl
    PLACE in retrospective
    Set the
    stage
    Gather
    information
    Insights
    Define
    actions
    Close
    Fishbowl
  • (Break)
  • Mr Squiggle
  • Mr Squiggle
    PURPOSE
    Visualization
    Storytelling
    Creativity
    Discover things to elaborate on
  • Mr Squiggle
    PLACE in retrospective
    Set the
    stage
    Gather
    information
    Insights
    Define
    actions
    Close
    Mr Squiggle
  • Brainwriting
  • Brainwriting
    PURPOSE
    Get true feelings out
    Collect different viewpoints
    Build understanding
    Discover new ideas
  • Brainwriting
    PLACE in retrospective
    Set the
    stage
    Gather
    information
    Insights
    Define
    actions
    Close
    Brainwriting
  • Retrospective Starfish
    Start Doing
    Stop Doing
    Less Of
    More Of
    Keep Doing
  • Retrospective Starfish
    PURPOSE
    Stimulate different thinking
    Find improvement area’s
  • Retrospective Starfish
    PLACE in retrospective
    Set the
    stage
    Gather
    information
    Insights
    Define
    actions
    Close
    Retrospective Starfish
  • Dot Voting
    Image by cogdogblog at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/4031095773/
  • Dot Voting
    PURPOSE
    Prioritize action items
    Democratically
  • Dot Voting
    PLACE in retrospective
    Set the
    stage
    Gather
    information
    Insights
    Define
    actions
    Close
    Dot Voting
  • Timeline & Emotional Trendline
  • Timeline & Emotional Trendline
    PURPOSE
    Get back in the mindset
    Collect information
    Visualize emotions
    Discover
  • Timeline & Emotional Trendline
    PLACE in retrospective
    Set the
    stage
    Gather
    information
    Insights
    Define
    actions
    Close
    Timeline & Emotional TL
  • Close
  • ROTI
    Return on Time Invested
  • ROTI
    5. Excellent. A really useful meeting worth more than time spent on it. High value.
    4. Above average. I gained more than the time I spent. Good value
    3. Average. I gained enough to justify the time spent on. I have not lost my time, no more. Value.
    2. Useful but it wasn’t worth 100% of the time I spent on it. So I lost time.
    1. Useless. I gained nothing. No value at all!
  • ROTI
    PURPOSE
    Get feedback on the retrospective
    Anonymous
  • ROTI
    PLACE in retrospective
    Set the
    stage
    Gather
    information
    Insights
    Define
    actions
    Close
    ROTI
  • Questions?
    @nickoostvogels @patkua