Gamifying Retrospectives for Distributed TeamsDana Pylayeva
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If you could single out just one Agile practice which gives the most bang for your buck, that would undeniably be a retrospective!
Retrospective allows a team to inspect and adapt it’s process. For a team that is distributed across different locations and time zones retrospective becomes a must!
This workshop will examine the ways of using elements of Gamification to reenergize retrospectives and help the team to become better.
We will looks closely at some of the most common retrospectives anti-patterns. As part of this hands-on workshop attendees get to experience, compare and contrast a number of facilitation frameworks that they can bring back to their organizations.
This session proposal is a fourth iteration on this topic. It combines some of the ideas from Gamification lightning talk ( Agile2014) and incorporates feedback from Opens Space sessions that were facilitated at Agile Day NYC, Global Scrum Gathering Berlin and NYC Scrum User Group.
Extending Agile Beyond Software Development
Is Agile purely a software development tool? Of course not! The principles of Agile can applied just about anywhere. So why hasn't all of your IT organization adopted Agile practices?
The truth is, once your software project is done and you're on to the next one, IT Operations takes over. Systems administration, networking, desktop support, and data management must all work in concert to support your application. Are you in alignment with the entire value chain?
This talk will cover a number of management philosophies, including Agile, Lean, ITSM, and Gamification, and discuss how they can be applied outside of software development to bring greater alignment and effeciency to the enterprise IT department. We'll show you real life examples of where Agile practices have been successfully adopted outside of software development, the challenges we faced in our own transformation, and how we overcame them.