Agile Retrospectives -- Loops of LearningEarl Everett
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Developing and delivering software and systems is hard. Individual technical skills are not enough; delivery is a team sport. A weak team’s results range from slipped deliverables and missed opportunities, to failed projects, products, and organizations, all of which result in unhappy team members, stakeholders, and customers. If Team problems are overlooked, success will overlook the Team.
Peter Senge, in his seminal book The Fifth Discipline, described the Learning Organization. The Agile community has demonstrated that high-performing Teams must first become skilled in learning as a team. Having learned how to learn rapidly (i.e. become a micro-learning organization), they can deliver working software and systems, and deliver successfully, on-time, and repeatedly.
Agility is a mindset – a mindset that learns rapidly through effective use of feedback loops. In this interactive discussion, we will explore single-, and double-feedback loops, and how to use these effectively in your Team retrospectives, to help your Team grow into a learning organization, paving the way to true adaptability and great results.
“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” -- W. Edwards Deming
“Some people change their ways when they see the light; others when they feel the heat.” -- Caroline Schoeder
If your Teams are tired of feeling heat, come explore mechanisms that can help you learn to learn and see the light.