Conducting An Agile Retrospective

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Conducting An Agile Retrospective

  1. 1. Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 2
  3. 3. Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 4
  5. 5. Your input will be kept strictly confidential by secret ballot  Explorer  Eager to discover new ideas and gain insights about the Sprint  Shopper  Looks over all the available information and will be happy to go home with one useful idea  Vacationer  Aren’t interested in the work of the retrospective but are happy to be away from the daily grind  Prisoner  Feel that you’ve been forced to attend and would rather be doing something else Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 5
  6. 6. Explorer Shopper Vacationer Prisoner Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 6
  7. 7. Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 7
  8. 8. 5 = I think we are the best team on the planet! We work great together. 4 = I am glad I’m part of the team and satisfied with how our team works together. 3 = I’m fairly satisfied. We work well together most of the time. 2 = I have some moments of satisfaction, but not enough. 1 = I’m unhappy and dissatisfied with our level of work. Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 8
  9. 9. 5 4 3 2 1 Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 9
  10. 10. Positive – what worked well for us during the past Sprint? Negative – what did not work well for us during the past Sprint? Opportunities for improvement – what should we do differently? Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 10
  11. 11. Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 11
  12. 12. The following example demonstrates the basic process: My car will not start. (the problem) 1.Why? - The battery is dead. (first why) 2.Why? - The alternator is not functioning. (second why) 3.Why? - The alternator belt has broken. (third why) 4.Why? - The alternator belt was well beyond its useful service life and has never been replaced. (fourth why) 5.Why? - I have not been maintaining my car according to the recommended service schedule. (fifth why, root cause) Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 12
  13. 13. Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 13
  14. 14. Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 14
  15. 15. Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 15
  16. 16. The core of showing appreciation is to convey the message to the other person that you appreciate something they have done for you Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 16
  17. 17. Retrospective Process Improvement Strengths Change Source: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Copyright © 2008 Russell Pannone – rpannone@WeBeAgile.com. All rights reserved. 17

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