Agile retrospectives

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Agile retrospectives

  1. 1. AgileRetrospectivesMaking Good Teams Great Toni Tassani - 23 January 2013
  2. 2. Structure of a Retrospective1. Set the stage2. Gather data3. Generate insights4. Decide what to do5. Close the retrospective
  3. 3. Structure of a Retrospective1. Set the stage Ask everyone in the room to speak Team values and working agreements2. Gather data Facts and feelings3. Generate insights Step back, see the big picture and delve into root causes4. Decide what to do List of Potential Experiments (One or Two per iteration) Better right before the planning (after a break)5. Close the retrospective Decisively. Record what has been learned + Retro on the retro
  4. 4. Preparation● Set a (useful) goal for the retrospective● "Continuous process improvement" may become stale● Determining length: ○ 1 hour for 1 week. ○ 1/2 day for 30 days● Release and Project Retrospectives
  5. 5. Example Planning Set the stage 5% 6 minutes Gather data 30-50% 40 minutes Generate insights 20-30% 25 minutes Decide what to do 15-20% 20 minutes Close the retrospective 10% 12 minutes Shuffle time 10-15% 17 minutes Total 100% 120 minutes Ten minutes break every 90 minutes
  6. 6. Activities to Set the Stage● Check-In: short phrase. Answer to question.● Focus On / Focus Off● ESVP (Explorer, Shopper, Vacationer or Prisioner)● Working Agreements
  7. 7. Activities to Gather Data● Timeline● Triple Nickels● Color Code Dots● Mad Sad Glad● Locate Strengths● Satisfaction Histogram● Team Radar● Like to Like
  8. 8. Activities to Generate Insights● Brainstorming / Filtering● Force Field Analysis● Five Whys● Fishbone● Patterns and Shifts● Prioritize with dots● Report Out with Synthesis● Identify Themes● Learning Matrix
  9. 9. Activities to Decide What to Do● Retrospective Planning Game● SMART Goals● Circle of Questions● Short Subjects
  10. 10. Activities to Close the Retrospective● +/- Delta● Appreciations● Temperature Reading● Helped, Hindered, Hypothesis● Return On Time Invested (ROTI)
  11. 11. Thank you

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