location_city Washington schedule Oct 15th 04:15 - 05:00 PM place Ballroom A people 23 Interested

Have you sat through a retrospective that feels like Deja vu? Didn’t we already come up with a plan to fix this thing we are talking about, AGAIN! Are you in yet another blame/complain session with no apparent way to fix the complaint? Time and again this happens in retrospectives and before you know it, the team thinks they should cancel them altogether because they aren’t effective. Fortunately, there are clear steps you can take to fix this and make your retrospectives highly effective.

In this session we will cover the common patterns that typically lead to ineffective retrospectives. The downsides to the team when retrospectives are ineffective. Then I will give you a very effective format to follow along with some different techniques to help get your retrospectives to be very effective.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • Introduction (2 mins)
  • Common signs or reasons retrospectives are ineffective (10 mins)
    • Finger pointing retro
    • Half the group on devices retro
    • One loud voice retro
    • Boring, drone retro
    • Marathon retro
  • Provide downsides of ineffective retrospectives
  • Provide effective format for each retrospective regardless of technique
  • Demonstrate how to effectively start off a retrospective
  • Provide retrospective techniques
  • Table top exercise to identify which retro technique to use based on current team dynamics
  • Wrap up

Learning Outcome

  • Participants will be able to identify common patterns that make retrospectives ineffective via familiar examples
  • Participants will understand the downsides to ineffective retrospectives via material presented
  • Participants will gain skill to make retrospectives more effective via table-top demonstrations and material presented by speaker

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Developers, Product Owners, Project Managers, Program Managers, Testers, Product Developers

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisites

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