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Retrospectives a focus on getting better

RetrospectivesA focus on getting better


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

Why bother?What is the point?


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

Retrospective Prime DirectiveRegardless 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


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

What is the flow?


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

Retrospective Flow

Image from: http://www.ayeconference.com/appreciativeretrospective/

Originally from Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great! by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

Why?

  • Why do we

    • Set the Stage

    • Gather data

    • Generating insights

    • Deciding what to do

    • Closing the retrospective


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

How? Activities and ideas

  • Setting the Stage

    • Check in – 1-3 words / sentences

    • ESVP

    • Satisfaction histogram

    • Temperature reading

    • Metaphors

    • Fist of Five

    • What’s in it for me?


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

How? Activities and ideas

  • Gathering Data

    • Time line

    • Satisfaction histogram

    • + / delta – WWW / TALA

    • Mad Sad Glad

    • Liked Lacked Learnt Longed for

    • Locate Strengths


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

How? Activities and ideas

  • Gathering Data

    • Team Radar

    • Triple Nickels

    • Sailboat

    • Premortum

    • Draw the problem


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

How? Activities and ideas

  • Generate Insights

    • Brainstorming

    • Filtering

    • Dot voting

    • Identify themes

    • Debriefing

    • 5 Whys

    • Circle of questions

    • A3 Thinking


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

How? Activities and ideas

  • Decide What to Do

    • Ordering

    • Thumb vote

    • Impact / Effort matrix

    • SMART Goals

    • Circle of questions

    • Triple Nickels


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

How? Activities and ideas

  • Closing

    • 1 good thing & 1 improvement

    • Appreciations

    • Temperature reading

    • ROTI

    • Satisfaction histogram


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

What are the benefits of doing retrospectives?


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

What are the weaknesses?


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

What weaknesses do we have?


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What should we do to counter act these weaknesses?


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

The Facilitator


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

How Often?Who?


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

Further Research

  • Agile Retrospectives – Making Good Teams Great – Esther Derby and Diana Larsen

  • Google video with them talking through all of this.

  • Their blogs, and countless others.

  • Cara’s Blog - http://facilitatingagility.com/


Retrospectives a focus on getting better

Questions?Discussion?


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