Retrospectives session agile tours 2012 bru


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Session at Agile Tours Brussels 2012

Txs to Ester Derby and Jef Cumps!

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Retrospectives session agile tours 2012 bru

  1. 1. How to do great Retrospectives ! Steve Conard 26 October 2012 Copyright images
  2. 2. Agenda• Framework• Sprint exercise• Retrospective exercise• Teach back session
  3. 3. Special meetings At the end of a periodHow can the team improve their way of working?
  4. 4. Let’s do retro’s that are fun !!!
  5. 5. Flexible framework• Set the stage• Gather data• Generate insights• Decide what to do• Close the retrospective
  6. 6. Set the stage
  7. 7. Set the stage Set the stage• Establish the focus for this retrospective• Share the plan for the meeting• Establish or re-purpose working agreements• Get every voice in the room• Set other concerns aside (for now)
  8. 8. Gather data
  9. 9. Gather data• Create a shared pool of data• Ground the retrospective in facts, not in opinion• Consider objective ans subjective experience(the focus determines what data is relevant for a a particalar retrospective)
  10. 10. Generate insights
  11. 11. Generate insights Generate insights• Understand systemic influences & root causes• Observer patterns• Move beyond habitual thinking• Build shared awareness• See system effects
  12. 12. Decide what to do
  13. 13. Decide what to do Decide what to do• Move from discussion to action• Resolve on one or two actions or experiments• Focus on what the team can accomplish• Ask what the team has energy for, not what is “most important”
  14. 14. Close the retrospective
  15. 15. Close the retrospective Close the retrospective• Reiterate actions and follow-up• Appreciate contributions• Identify ways to make the retrospective better
  16. 16. Flexible framework• Set the stage• Gather data• Generate insights• Decide what to do• Close the retrospective
  17. 17. Don’t lose your retro wheels
  18. 18. Set the stage and you get Brownian Motion. There’s no commonfocusGather data and the retro is ungrounded. Everyone will be workingfrom his own set of facts and opinions.Generate Insights and you’ll get habituals thinking.Decide What to Do and really, what is the point?Close the retrospective and lose an opportunity to appreciate andimprove
  19. 19. Exercise Exercise • 3 minutes planning • 6 minutes building & testing • Build as much successful planes as possible • Rules: o Use 1/4th of A4 sheet of paper o One fold per person! o Test: plane should fly 3m
  20. 20. Techniques• Set the stage o Check in o Working agreements• Gather data o Timeline o Triple Nickles o Color dot voting o Sad Mad Glad
  21. 21. Techniques• Generate Insights o 5 Why’s? o Cause – effect diagram• Decide what to do o Triple Nickles o Color dot voting o Circle of questions o Short subjects
  22. 22. Techniques• Closing o +/Delta o Appreciations
  23. 23. Techniques – more