Power of self-retrospective

One of the twelve Agile Principles read: At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly. 

However, how many times we do retrospectives for what I have done and what I am going to do to become more effective? How many times I identify (in a positive manner) what has worked for me and what steps I need to take to be better at what I do?


In this talk, I am going to talk everything about self-retrospective, what it is, when to use, what are the steps and most importantly, how to do it in positive way to get charged up. This session is not specific to any role and for everybody. One can take the learnings from this session and apply it is personal life as well to reap benefits.


This session will have some activities for attendees to get engaged into Inspect & Adapt for self-retrospective.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

Warm up - introduction to topic - WHY it is needed

-- 5 minutes


What is self-retrospective
Where to apply
How to do self-retrospective, how much time will it take
Two step formulae
Activity in Pair & Share


Wrap up/Q&A and call for action

-- 10 minutes


Learning Outcome

Apply power of retrospective for self-development. How to do retrospective in a positive manner ?

Inspect and adapt into action for personal achievement.


Target Audience

Everyone, ScrumMaster, Project Manager, Team Member, Those who wants to improve

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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  • Rahul Sharma
    By Rahul Sharma  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Rahul, i liked the mindset which is there behind your talks, got it from the video.

    Can you please elaborate, other than Q&A, what else you are planning in last 10 minutes, in case there are less questions?


    • Rahul Shah
      By Rahul Shah  ~  2 years ago
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      Thanks for your question.

      If I get more time or less questions, which is unlikely, however in that case I have storeis to share and have mind own questions which I will be asking to participants.

      Couple of points to note:

      1) I have planned for 'activity in pair and share' which normally takes up buffer time

      2) Participants may not have questions at the end however they will be asking them throughout the session

      3) I firmly believe that the crux of the session should be repeated very clearly at the end, and I need to make sure I have time for that.

      Best Regards