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Playdoh... play on

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Play Retro experience

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Playdoh... play on

  1. 1. PLAYDOH…PLAY ON! Katrina L. C. Tanner Scrum Master II ktanner@cvent.com 770.778.3321
  2. 2. AGENDA 00:00–00:02 - Intro – Who am I? 00:02–00:07 – Surface retro to submerged retro 00:07-00:09 – Other “Play” retros 00:09-00:10 – Conclusion KPIs - Learn at least one example of play retro. - Tips/Things to consider when setting up a play retro. - Reminder of the purpose of a retro.
  3. 3. ABSTRACT What happens when 25 product owners, developers, and quality engineers reflect on their previous sprint through the eyes of a child? Playdoh took my teams, remote and collocated, from showing up to an obligatory meeting on their calendar to intentional interpersonal and intrapersonal dialogue. Between the carpet and the sticky fingers, adults are usually cleaning up more Playdoh than playing with it themselves. Even to my own surprise, in this “Play Retro,” our team members connected, not only on a professional, but also on a personal level in ways they had not done before. This session will give an overview of our experience using a “Play Retro” and leave you with tips and things to consider planning a retrospective.
  4. 4. INTRO
  5. 5. INTRO – WHO AM I?
  6. 6. GENERAL RETROS
  7. 7. PREVIOUS RETRO UTILIZED • Trello or Go reflect board • Phase 1 - Stop. Start. Continue. • Phase 2 – • What excited you about the last sprint? • What made you go “Ugh?!” during the last sprint? • What can we do to make the next sprint more amazing than the last sprint?
  8. 8. PLAY RETROS!
  9. 9. PLAY RETRO – PLAYDOH EXPERIENCE Examples
  10. 10. CONCLUSION
  11. 11. TIPS FOR PLAY RETROS Plan ahead and make sure your remote teams (or team members) have the materials to participate Reminder of Team Working Agreements for the team in general OR just for the session Everyone participates too! Provide examples – for your more analytical or literal team members who may find play at work difficult Let them Play! LISTEN!!!! And Followup as needed!

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