Accelerate Improvements through Retrospectives
I had been sitting in a few team retrospectives and hearing the same old tired pattern of "what went well, what didn't, what can we improve". The teams were bored, I was bored, they were just doing mechanical Scrum. Retrospectives are such a powerful tool to drive continuous improvement, but what i was seeing was a stagnation and the true value of this event was being lost.
End of the Sprint was coming up so as the enterprise agile coach, I thought I'd provide some of my favourite patterns and ended up providing my 20 Scrum Masters with a playbook to accelerate and reinvigorate learning and improvement, retrospectives and ideas as well as links to where to find more.
Would love to share these patterns with you, discuss the pain points we were experiencing and how we were able to reinvigorate this event and improve overall quality of our delivery. It will be a workshop so would also love to hear your favourite patterns so we can share them with the group in this workshop and help inspire our teams to strive for activating real improvements.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
intro - why do we do retrospectives 2 mins
Pain points we were experiencing 5 mins
Key types of patterns we used 13 mins
What changed and improved once we reinvigorated this events for the teams
Share your favourite pattern with the group 10 mins
Conclusions 5 mins
Have some great patterns for retrospectives to use with your teams
Understand the importance of retrospectives as a key scrum event
Learning about what successes are possible with continuous improvement
scrum masters, agile coaches