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A 15-minute presentation/simulation/debrief that you can use to teach the power of Retrospectives to anyone.

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  1. 1. The Retrospective A Technique for Continuous Improvement2011 Kumido Adaptive Strategies LLC
  2. 2. How to Use Retrospectives • Hold at regular intervals (not just once!) • Focused conversation between involved parties on specifics of the past interval: 1. What worked/went well? 2. What didn’t work/didn’t go well? 3. What can we try next time?2011 Kumido Adaptive Strategies LLC
  3. 3. Retrospective Exercise “One, two, three, four, I declare a Thumb War!”2011 Kumido Adaptive Strategies LLC
  4. 4. Retrospective Exercise We will do 3 Rounds of • Play (30s) • Retrospect (1m 30s) 1. worked 2. didn’t work 3. let’s try Your Goal: maximize your points each round Scoring each round: • Each Team: “1 pin = 1 win” • Highest-scoring Team: points = total wins • Other Teams: points = 1/2 highest pair2011 Kumido Adaptive Strategies LLC
  5. 5. Debrief: What Happened? How to maximize points within the rules How to win at Thumb War Rules for Thumb War2011 Kumido Adaptive Strategies LLC
  6. 6. Debrief: Questions 1. How likely is it that you could have known how to “maximize points” in this game prior to play? 2. How does the Retrospective technique compare to “measure twice, cut once?” 3. How effective is only one Retrospective? Why? 4. How can you use the Retrospective technique in your life/work?2011 Kumido Adaptive Strategies LLC
  7. 7. Thank You! Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great Derby, Larsen Simulation adapted from “Thumb Wars” accessed March 13, 20102011 Kumido Adaptive Strategies LLC