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Are your standups and retrospectives really working

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Are your standups and retrospectives really working

  1. 1. Welcome, take a seat Introduce yourself to the people at your table, talk about your last standup or retrospective @ewebber
  2. 2. Are your stand ups and retrospectives really working? Agile in the city Birmingham 2017 Emily Webber @ewebber emilywebber.co.uk / tacitlondon.com
  3. 3. Hello. I’m Emily @ewebber
  4. 4. @ewebber tacitlondon.com/agile-tools-and-workshop-tips Write only one thing per note in CAPITALS They’ll be easier to read and photograph
  5. 5. @ewebber tacitlondon.com/agile-tools-and-workshop-tips Hold the pack and pull notes down firmly to remove them They won’t coil or fall off the wall as easily
  6. 6. Standups @ewebber@ewebber
  7. 7. Hand up if you have standups @ewebber
  8. 8. Keep your hand up
 if they are working really well for you @ewebber
  9. 9. Why does your team have standups? @ewebber
  10. 10. Stand-ups are a mechanism to regularly synchronise so that teams… • share understanding of goals • coordinate efforts • share problems and improvements • identify as a team martinfowler.com/articles/itsNotJustStandingUp.html @ewebber
  11. 11. Standup formats @ewebber
  12. 12. Scrum style stand up • What did you do yesterday? • What are you doing today? • What is blocking you? @ewebber
  13. 13. Story C Story E Story G Story D Story B Story H Story I Story A Story F Backlog In progress Done Walking the wall @ewebber
  14. 14. I need 5 volunteers @ewebber
  15. 15. Answer the three scrum stand-up questions • What did you do yesterday? • What are you doing today? • What is blocking you? @ewebber
  16. 16. What behaviours were they demonstrating? @ewebber
  17. 17. What are some other bad behaviours you have seen at standup? @ewebber
  18. 18. Some tips to help with effective stand ups @ewebber
  19. 19. Think about your update in advancePreparation Don't talk about ALL the thingsPrioritisation Talk to the team, not to the leaderPeople Raise issues and help each otherProblems The 4 P’s of effective stands-ups @ewebber
  20. 20. Retrospectives @ewebber
  21. 21. Hand up if you have retrospectives? @ewebber
  22. 22. Keep your hand up
 if they are working really well for you @ewebber
  23. 23. Why do you have 
 retrospectives? @ewebber
  24. 24. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behaviour accordingly agilemanifesto.org/principles.html @ewebber
  25. 25. What are some of your challenges with retrospectives? @ewebber
  26. 26. Retrospective formats @ewebber
  27. 27. 4Ls Liked / Learned Lacked / Longed for Start Stop Continue More of Less of @ewebber
  28. 28. Some tips to help with effective retrospectives @ewebber
  29. 29. @ewebber PhotobySankarshanMukhopadhyay Does your team feel safe to talk? • check ins • safety checks • individual and group activities e.g. one to ones, quite time
  30. 30. The Prime Directive Regardless of what we discover, we understand and truly believe that everyone did the best job they could, given what they knew at the time, their skills and abilities, the resources available, and the situation at hand -- Norm Kerth @ewebber
  31. 31. PhotobyAsimChaudhuri Are you following up on actions? • are you prioritising? • are they achievable? • do they have owners? • are they on your board? @ewebber
  32. 32. PhotobyThomasHawk Are they varied, interesting and useful? • are they right for the situation • do you change them often enough? • do you vary when they happen? • do they have positive as well as negative points? • do you ask if they are working? @ewebber
  33. 33. Photobygomagoti Are the right people in the room? • is the group small enough to make decisions • are the right people in the room to make decisions @ewebber
  34. 34. infoq.com/articles/rising-continuous-retrospective @ewebber
  35. 35. What will you change about your stand and retrospectives? @ewebber
  36. 36. Further reading Retromat plans-for-retrospectives.com/index.html Retrospective wiki retrospectivewiki.org Agile Retrospectives Making good teams great Diana Larsen and Esther Derby Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives Luis Gonçalves and Ben Linders Fun Retrospectives Taina Caetano, Paulo Caroli and Glauber Ramos Fifty Quick Ideas To Improve Your Retrospectives Ben Williams and Tom Roden The Retrospective Handbook Patrick Kua Agile Retrospective Kickstarter Alexey Krivitsky Retrospectives for Organizational Change Jutta Eckstein @ewebber
  37. 37. Thank you. Emily Webber @ewebber emilywebber.co.uk / tacitlondon.com

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