The agile manifesto proposes that a “team reflects on how to become more effective”. Agile retrospectives can be used to inspect and adapt the way of working. But sometimes teams struggle to figure out what an agile retrospective is? And they wonder how they should do them?
Retrospectives help teams to deploy agile practices in an effective way and to continuously learn and improve themselves.
The retrospective facilitator (often the scrum master) should have a toolbox of retrospective techniques, and be able to pick the most effective one.
This presentation explains the “what” and “why” of retrospectives and the business value and benefits that they can bring. You will experience several exercises that you can use to facilitate retrospectives, supported with advice for introducing and improving retrospectives.
Retrospectives are a great way for teams to improve their way of working, to become more agile and lean. Getting actions out of a retrospective that are doable, and getting them done helps teams to learn and improve continuously.
Ben Linders is a Senior Consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality and Process Improvement, based in The Netherlands. Co-author of Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives.