Agile Retrospectives for High Performing Teams

Derek Hubbard


Applied Information Sciences | www.appliedis.com


@derekhubbard | www.derekhubbard.com




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Retrospectives are planned events at the end of a period of work for a development team to reflect on methods, engineering practices, and teamwork and identify ways to be more effective.



Follow a Plan












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Timeboxed












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Safe Spaces












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Unique












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Retrospectives are not...

Blame Games












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Silver Bullet













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Post Mortem












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Performance Reviews


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Too often, teams say their retrospectives fail to provide any value.

Why?


Boring.
Lack of focus.
Repetitive, repetitive.
Lack of insightful feedback/thought.
Failure to follow up and implement changes.


How do we avoid this?

Setting the stage.
Gathering data.
Generating insights.
Deciding what to do.
Closing the retrospective. 


Setting the Stage











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Gathering Data



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Generating Insights






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Deciding What To Do





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Closing the Retrospective



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How do effective retrospectives benefit the team?




Improved Productivity







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Improved Capability













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Improved Quality













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Increased Capacity


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What Would You Change?


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More Info?

Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great
by Esther Derby & Diana Larsen

Retrospective Wiki

Scrum.org











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