The retrospective is one of the most powerful Agile ceremonies. They require you to learn from your experiences and challenge you to continuously improve.

In this interactive session, you’ll explore retrospectives in depth, including activities to bring out different personality types and patterns for different levels of team maturity.

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Context:

Scrum has gifted a few Scrum Ceremonies to the world: Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Backlog Grooming and the Sprint Retrospective. The Retrospective is one of the most important and the most powerful Ceremony.

Retrospectives are required to learn from the experience and improve upon. To he ever-growing competition, the Organizations need to learn a lot from their experience and change accordingly (Charles Darwin: Survival of the fittest).

If it is performed well, it can yield wonderful outcomes to improve anything/everything.

Over a period of time, the teams start feeling bored about the same Old Retrospective (Glad, Sad or Mad, etc) so a lot of Fun/engagement part needs to be added to the same.

In the current times, Retrospectives need a rebirth otherwise Retrospectives will die and the Learning curve will die as well!

 
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In this talk / workshop, we will discuss / perform some activities to add Fun to the Retrospectives while keeping these Effective. Please find enclosed the Outline:

1. Introduction of Retrospectives
2. Recap on a few techniques of Retros (followed in the Past)
3. Retros and the Personality types (Introverts, Extroverts, etc)
4. Retros and the Team’s maturity (Forming, Norming, Storming, Performing)
5. Retros and the Organization’s Culture (Open, Direct, Formal, Innovative, etc)
6. Activity on New techniques on Retros –
a) Story Cubes
b) Draw your Team
c) Sketch the Sprint
d) Create your own Matrix for your team
e) Others
7. How to do Organization Retrospectives?
8. Effect of Retros on the Business
9. Key points
10. Q/A

Learning Outcome

In this interactive session, you’ll explore retrospectives in depth, including activities to bring out different personality types and patterns for different levels of team maturity.

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Target Audience

Scrum coaches, product owners, managers, leaders.

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  • Gurpreet Singh
    By Gurpreet Singh  ~  1 year ago
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    Thanks Ben for the kind words. See you soon!

  • Ben Morris
    By Ben Morris  ~  1 year ago
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    I like the topic - very important. As part of the session, I'd also look forward to seeing what others in the room have done to keep retros fresh and valuable. 


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