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Mini workshop Retrospecting your Retrospectives - Agile in the City Bristol 2018 - Ben Linders


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In this mini-workshop, you will experience how to use retrospective exercises to debug your retrospective meetings. People will work in teams to reflect how their retrospectives are going and will learn what they can do to make them valuable again.

It’s a highly interactive session, learning by doing. I’ll bring in my experience from 18 years of doing agile retrospectives, and will set a culture where people will share their ideas and learn.

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Mini workshop Retrospecting your Retrospectives - Agile in the City Bristol 2018 - Ben Linders

  1. 1. - @BenLinders 1 Ben Linders Consulting Mini-workshop Retrospecting your Retrospectives Agile in the City Bristol 2018 November 7-9, 2018 Ben Linders
  2. 2. - @BenLinders 2 Ben Linders Consulting Purpose of Retrospectives  Inspect and Adapt  Self-organizing teams  No “first time right”  Ok to fail, if you learn from it  Continuous improvement • Sustainable Improvement through Agile Retrospectives
  3. 3. - @BenLinders 3 Ben Linders Consulting Retrospective problems Same actions come up Nothing happens Retro skipped Boring meetings Lack of energy No safety Elephantin the room Pre-defined outcome
  4. 4. - @BenLinders 4 Ben Linders Consulting Debugging Retrospectives • Retrospective on retrospectives • Retrospective smells and antidotes • Assess strengths and weaknesses • Improve retrospective facilitation • Retrospective bingo
  5. 5. - @BenLinders 5 Ben Linders Consulting Effective Retrospectives  Why over how  Good facilitation  Effective exercises  Frequent, small steps  Vital few actions
  6. 6. - @BenLinders 6 Ben Linders Consulting Questions?Questions? Ben Linders Trainer / Coach / Adviser / Author / Speaker Agile, Lean, Quality & Continuous Improvement @BenLinders
  7. 7. - @BenLinders 7 Ben Linders Consulting Trainer / Coach / Adviser / Author / Speaker Agile, Lean, Quality & Continuous improvement Freelance Editor for Books: Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives What Drives Quality Agile Self-assessment Game Continuous Improvement Games: Agile Self-assessment
  8. 8. - @BenLinders 8 Ben Linders Consulting Background Information
  9. 9. - @BenLinders 9 Ben Linders Consulting Valuable Agile Retrospectives Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives By Luis Gonçalves & Ben Linders Download from InfoQ or Leanpub Buy on Amazon or other webshops Mailinglist:
  10. 10. - @BenLinders 10 Ben Linders Consulting Inspiration for Retrospectives Retrospective Exercises: • • •
  11. 11. - @BenLinders 11 Ben Linders Consulting Retrospectives Book Bundle Six successful retrospectives books • Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives • Fun Retrospectives • Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Retrospectives • The Retrospective Handbook • Retrospectives for Organizational Change • The Retrospectives Kickstarter Make your agile retrospectives rock! Teams will love to do them :-).
  12. 12. - @BenLinders 12 Ben Linders Consulting Assessing your Agility Over 70 tools: • Self-Assessment checklists • Readyness checks • Maturity assessments • Agile health checks • Measurements • And much more! Agile Self-Assessments
  13. 13. - @BenLinders 13 Ben Linders Consulting Services for Agile Self-assessments Services for assessing your agility and increase delivered value: • In-house workshop for playing the Agile Self-assessment Game • Public workshops to experience the Agile Self-assessment Game • Agile assessment for your team, department, or organization • Facilitation for playing the game at your event (conference, meetup, hackathon, game lab, etc) • Tailoring the Agile Self-assessment Game to your specific needs • Licenses for playing the game • … Contact: +31 6 2901 3863
  14. 14. - @BenLinders 14 Ben Linders Consulting Continuous Improvement  Become aware of importance of continuous improvement,  Explore how it’s engrained in agile software development  Suggestions that you can use in your daily work to improve continuously Increase your organization's agility! “Continuous Improvement is the act of continuously doing whatever helps to become better and thus more valuable”
  15. 15. - @BenLinders 15 Ben Linders Consulting What Drives Quality Deep Dive into Software Quality with Practical Solutions for Delivering High Quality Products for software developers and testers, architects, Product Owners, agile coaches, Scrum masters, project managers, and operational and senior managers who consider quality to be important Released: September 30, 2017 Second edition: Early 2019 Available on Amazon, leanpub, BenLinders