Rapid Retrospectives Run RightDonald Patti
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Sprint retrospecives are a key part of Agile, but are you getting enough out of your retrospectives? Are they taking too long?
In this session, you will learn how to
- Gather input from "the quiet types" who may be hesitant to speak out in groups;
- Separate the positive feedback from he negative feedback easily;
- Quickly determine the level of support for each feedback item;
- Increase the amount of team input as much as five-fold; and,
- Synthesize and organize the input you receive so that you can act.
In doing so, you will increase team satisfaction with retrospectives and improve team productivity.
About the Speaker
Donald Patti is a Director of Applications for the AAMC, a non-profit organization that serves medical schools and students by providing services that enable members to improve the health of all. He also teaches courses in software development, web design, e-business and project management for the University of Phoenix. Prior speaking engagements have included presentations on risk management to PMI Washington DC, on Agile to PMI Washington DC, on release planning to Global Scrum Gathering and Agile 2014; and, on Lean Principles, Tools and Techniques to AAMC constituents.
Beyond the Burn Down --- Tying Agile Metrics to What We Actually Care About
The first metrics that tend to come to mind in agile shops tend to be burn down charts, story points and maybe even some project management metrics around scope, schedule and budget. These universal metrics tell us a lot about the health and state of the project and process, but are they driving transformational, sustainable improvement in our teams and our culture? Are they helping us make the shift from DOING agile to BEING agile? How do we incorporate measures about the essence of what we actually care about? How do we measure around our core values? How do we measure around business value especially when the business is mission-driven or not-for-profit?
This session invites participants into a highly collaborative dialog to explore measuring in a way that focuses on making the shift from “doing“ to “being” metrics in an agile environment by connecting values to relevant performance indicators, which can then be used to derive metrics tied to the mission we actually care about.