a silent <br />retrospective <br />workshop<br />Retrospectives…<br />accidentally<br />presented by <br />David J Bland<b...
about me<br />introduced to agile in 2002<br />currently on startup #3<br />passionate about failing fast<br />speaker / w...
why<br />retrospectives?<br />
arguably the single <br />most important <br />aspect of your<br />agile philosophy<br />
crucial for<br />inspecting<br />&<br />adapting<br />
why<br />silent work?<br />
we often talk<br />past one another<br />
“the single biggest <br />problem in <br />communication is the <br />illusion that it <br />has taken place”<br />       ...
we fall into the<br />3 column trap<br />stop / start / keep<br />keep / drop / add<br />mad / sad / glad<br />same as / m...
writing uncovers<br />quiet brilliance<br />
let’s begin<br />
how many of you <br />have facilitated<br />a retrospective?<br />( show of hands )<br />
how happy were you <br />with your <br />last retrospective?<br />fist = unhappy<br />five = very happy<br />( fist to fiv...
with regards to past<br />retrospectives…<br />
write what has worked<br />well on the green post-its<br />write what has not worked<br />well on the red post-its<br />( ...
as a group, <br />place all of the <br />post-its on your <br />designated wall<br />
as a group, organize <br />your post-its into <br />similar clusters<br />draw a circle around<br />each cluster and label...
each of you have <br />3 orange dot stickers <br />stick them next to <br />the label(s)<br />for which you’d like <br />t...
write the label <br />with the<br />most dots in the center<br />of your 2nd sheet <br />of wall paper<br />
draw a circle<br />around<br />your label<br />
as a group,<br />draw a mind map<br />representing ways you<br />can use this label in<br />your next retrospective<br />(...
show <br />& <br />tell<br />
questions<br />
Return On <br />Time Invested<br />(ROTI) Exercise<br />
each of you have <br />1 red dot sticker <br />at your chair<br />place it on the<br />ROTI graph before<br />you leave th...
the<br />end<br />presented by <br />David J Bland<br />2011<br />
credits<br />Lyssa Adkins: <br />Coaching Agile Teams<br />Esther Derby & Diana Larsen:<br />Agile Retrospectives – Making...
bonus<br />
silent work<br />it isn’t <br />just about<br />retrospectives…<br />
Collaborative<br />Writing<br />Tobias Mayer<br />http://businesscraftsmanship.com/<br />
Collaborative<br />Design<br />Jeff Patton<br />http://www.agileproductdesign.com/<br />
thank you!<br />@davidjbland<br />
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Retrospectives a silent workshop

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It can be difficult to convince team members to speak up in a retrospective. Each individual needs to have his or her voice heard, and by incorporating silent work techniques you can foster participation in those who may otherwise be left out. Come to this interactive tutorial as we explore the power of silent work and group collaboration in retrospectives. You’ll walk away with real world techniques to help bring out the inner voices of your team.

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Retrospectives a silent workshop

  1. 1. a silent <br />retrospective <br />workshop<br />Retrospectives…<br />accidentally<br />presented by <br />David J Bland<br />2011<br />
  2. 2. about me<br />introduced to agile in 2002<br />currently on startup #3<br />passionate about failing fast<br />speaker / writer / coach<br />
  3. 3. why<br />retrospectives?<br />
  4. 4. arguably the single <br />most important <br />aspect of your<br />agile philosophy<br />
  5. 5. crucial for<br />inspecting<br />&<br />adapting<br />
  6. 6. why<br />silent work?<br />
  7. 7. we often talk<br />past one another<br />
  8. 8. “the single biggest <br />problem in <br />communication is the <br />illusion that it <br />has taken place”<br /> -George Bernard Shaw<br />
  9. 9. we fall into the<br />3 column trap<br />stop / start / keep<br />keep / drop / add<br />mad / sad / glad<br />same as / more of / less of<br />
  10. 10. writing uncovers<br />quiet brilliance<br />
  11. 11. let’s begin<br />
  12. 12. how many of you <br />have facilitated<br />a retrospective?<br />( show of hands )<br />
  13. 13. how happy were you <br />with your <br />last retrospective?<br />fist = unhappy<br />five = very happy<br />( fist to five - temperature reading )<br />
  14. 14. with regards to past<br />retrospectives…<br />
  15. 15. write what has worked<br />well on the green post-its<br />write what has not worked<br />well on the red post-its<br />( silent writing - gathering data )<br />
  16. 16. as a group, <br />place all of the <br />post-its on your <br />designated wall<br />
  17. 17. as a group, organize <br />your post-its into <br />similar clusters<br />draw a circle around<br />each cluster and label it<br />( affinity sorting - generating insights )<br />
  18. 18. each of you have <br />3 orange dot stickers <br />stick them next to <br />the label(s)<br />for which you’d like <br />to explore deeper<br />( dot voting )<br />
  19. 19. write the label <br />with the<br />most dots in the center<br />of your 2nd sheet <br />of wall paper<br />
  20. 20. draw a circle<br />around<br />your label<br />
  21. 21. as a group,<br />draw a mind map<br />representing ways you<br />can use this label in<br />your next retrospective<br />( silent mind mapping )<br />
  22. 22. show <br />& <br />tell<br />
  23. 23. questions<br />
  24. 24. Return On <br />Time Invested<br />(ROTI) Exercise<br />
  25. 25. each of you have <br />1 red dot sticker <br />at your chair<br />place it on the<br />ROTI graph before<br />you leave this evening<br />( closing the retrospective )<br />
  26. 26. the<br />end<br />presented by <br />David J Bland<br />2011<br />
  27. 27. credits<br />Lyssa Adkins: <br />Coaching Agile Teams<br />Esther Derby & Diana Larsen:<br />Agile Retrospectives – Making Good Teams Great<br />Jean Tabaka:<br />Collaboration Explained<br />Rachel Davies & Liz Sedley:<br />Agile Coaching<br />
  28. 28. bonus<br />
  29. 29. silent work<br />it isn’t <br />just about<br />retrospectives…<br />
  30. 30. Collaborative<br />Writing<br />Tobias Mayer<br />http://businesscraftsmanship.com/<br />
  31. 31. Collaborative<br />Design<br />Jeff Patton<br />http://www.agileproductdesign.com/<br />
  32. 32. thank you!<br />@davidjbland<br />

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