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Continuous self-improvement on agile teams is traditionally done through agile retrospectives, a form of post-mortem held at the completion of an iteration. More often than not, retrospectives begin to fade and the list of action items keeps growing until teams simply succumb to business-as-usual practices. In some cases, teams eventually abandon retrospectives altogether because they feel like a waste of time! I’ve seen it happen, it is NOT pretty. • Do you feel like your retrospectives are a death march where no one is actively participating? • Do the same problems seem to resurface repeatedly? • Are your retrospectives ending prematurely or being cancelled in favor of "getting more real work done"? • Or maybe you feel great about your agile retrospectives, but just want to learn more about Kaizen... Join Angela as she leads this interactive discussion about how you can use Kaizen to analyze and improve your agile retrospectives. She will begin with a brief review of what an agile retrospective is, and walk through some specific retrospective scenarios she has experienced on her own scrum teams. We will then cover the concept of Kaizen, and walk through the Kaizen process. Lastly, Angela will demonstrate how you can use a Kaizen process to turn your agile retrospectives back into the effective continuous improvement tools they are meant to be! This session assumes you already have a basic, working knowledge of agile and/or scrum.