Reviving Retrospectives: How to make them more than just an end sprint of calendar invite

schedule Oct 15th 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM place Ballroom D people 22 Interested

Retrospectives are not just about making you feel bad for missing your commitments, pointing fingers at your colleagues, and hearing your talkative team members go on and on. They are supposed to help your team become great. This workshop is for anyone that participates in retrospectives, doesn’t always feel they are useful and wants to learn a better way to accomplish the intended goal.

We will explore several different topics to help revive retros such as:

  • Understanding people's perspectives to retros
  • The psychology of blame
  • Looking for what is working in the team
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Getting the team's feelings out on the table
  • Understand team perceptions
  • Using data to determine the way forward
  • Improving team interactions in a remote environment

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • What are retrospectives?
  • Why are retrospectives hated?
  • How can we achieve something better?
  • What do we mean when we say blameless?
  • Retrospective techniques that aren't just what "went well and what could go better."

Learning Outcome

Retrospectives are all about the team. They are there for the team to feel empowered and take ownership of their processes. The Agile Manifesto says that its important to tune and adjust and a retrospective is a great technique to continuously do a health check and experiment towards an optimal working environment.

Target Audience

Scrum Masters and Scrum Team Members

Prerequisite

Basics of Scrum Ceremonies

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  • Bob Payne
    By Bob Payne  ~  3 months ago
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    Hina,

    It would be great to have a little more than the abstract to go on.  Would you have slides or a video for your 2 talks.  Thanks.

    • Hina Popal
      By Hina Popal  ~  3 months ago
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      I've added slides very similar to what this workshop would look like but condensed. 

      Feel free to reach out if you have additional questions. 

      • Bob Payne
        By Bob Payne  ~  3 months ago
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        Thanks I have requested permission to the share.

         

        Thanks

        • Hina Popal
          By Hina Popal  ~  3 months ago
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          You should have access now. 

           

          • Bob Payne
            By Bob Payne  ~  3 months ago
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            Thanks so much,  I like the material but it looks like you have way too much material for a 45 minute talk.  What are you planning on cutting from the slides to pull it in the Timebox.

            Thanks

            • Hina Popal
              By Hina Popal  ~  3 months ago
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              Bob,

              Overview- (20 minutes) 

              • What is a retro
              • Anti-patterns
              • Achieving something better
              • Blame 

              Practice (condense to 2 slides) - 2 minutes

              Practice w/ techniques - 20 minutes 

              The format will be very similar to what you see now but I will pre-fill the background scenarios and condense content so the team can spend most of the time walking through the concepts instead of brainstorming what to fill out. 

              Q&A - 3 mins 

              • Bob Payne
                By Bob Payne  ~  3 months ago
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                Thanks so much for the clarifications 


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