Retrospectives

In Scrum Projects

 

An Overview

Retrospectives

The Aims

Inspect
&
Adapt

Optimize

  • Tools
  • Processes
  • Collaboration

It's not about the product

Retrospectives

Phases Overview

explore   

evaluate

Retrospective

diverge

converge

Retrospectives

Phase 1/5

Set The Stage

  • Have a moderator
  • Use timeboxing
  • Set the rules
  • Be open

Scrum Master

~ 45min / sprint week

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.

The Vegas Rule

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas


Everything discussed and experienced stays confidential.

Don't look back in anger

Retrospectives

Phase 2/5

Gather Data

  • Get a picture of the last iteration
  • Create a pool of data
  • Hard facts or emotions

Discover the challenges

Retrospectives

Phase 3/5

Generate Insights

  • What went good?
    • Shall we keep on doing it?
  • What needs to be improved?
    • Is it really a problem?
    • Why is it happening?
    • What could be a solution?

Find reasons & solutions

Retrospectives

Phase 4/5

Decide What To Do

  • Focus on the most important items
  • Set names and time frames 
  • Be SMART

SMART

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Time-based

Be specific

Retrospectives

Phase 5/5

Closing

  • Generate feedback
  • Share your learnings and ideas, e.g.:
    • What could be a topic for the next retro?
    • Who do you want to thank?
    • What are proud of?
    • What are your ideas?

Every retro should be valuable

Retrospectives

Some Tools

Retromat

Fun Retrospectives

Retrospectives

Outside The Box

Kai|zen

Change

Good

Continuous Improvement

  • Processes
  • Customers
  • Quality
  • Critism
  • Standards

Customer Satisfaction

  • Reduce costs
  • Quality assurance
  • Time efficency

Meals Per Hour

Thank you!

Manuel Meinhard

Scrum Master & Agile Coach

@webzwom

Sources

  1. https://www.wikipedia.org
  2. http://www.retrospectives.com/
  3. http://howwedo.jimdo.com/
  4. Books:
    1. O'Reilly - "Retrospektiven - kurz & gut"
    2. dpunkt.verlag - "Scrum verstehen und erfolgreich einsetzen"

Restrospectives in Scrum

By webzwom

Restrospectives in Scrum

A short roundup about Retrospectives in Scrum: Aims, phases and a short view out of the box about Kaizen.

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