This class will help you to run productive retrospectives, and know how to adapt them to suit your team. When it comes to running a retrospective, you role as a facilitator, is in providing a safe space for the team to reflect on and discuss what works well (and what doesn't!) so you can improve.
Goal of this class
- How to ensure the group moves at the same pace to share a common understanding, and identify problems
- How to make concrete actions to address the root causes
You will learn
- How to get everyone mentally present right from the beginning of the meeting?
- Why reviewing actions created at the last retrospective?
- How to create a common picture of the period considered for the retrospective?
- Why deriving insights from patterns observed in the data?
- How to develop an action plan to make change happen?
- How to close the Retrospective decisively?
- Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great, Esther Derby & Diana Larsen
- The Retrospective Handbook, Patrick Kua
- Improving Agile Retrospectives, Marc Loeffler
- Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, Sam Kaner
Try personal retrospectives for two months
A personal retrospective is a regularly practiced ritual, during which you take time and think about yourself. The goal is to have one personal retrospective each week during two months.
Phase 1: Set the Stage
To get into this mood, find a special music playlist, to help your brain to switch into the reflection mode.
Phase 2: Gather Data
The easiest way to gather data is with the information sources you already have:
- Look into your calendar what actually was planned. Occasionally correct the old plan with what really happened and add important unplanned events into it afterwards.
- Have a task list, were you can check what were the task you completed in the retrospective time frame.