Retrospective of Agile Experiments


Insanity is doing the same things and expecting different results. To improve, we have to change the way we do our work. While most of the teams achieve this by running sprint / release retrospective to identify and solve problems to improve themselves, this presentation is to Inspect our Agile experiences and discover ways to adapt changes to improve

Retrospective of Agile experiments is taking a pause to reflect on the experiments with Agile projects across multiple organizations and domains from the eyes of three Scrum Masters. With combined experience of 15-20 years as Scrum Master, working with teams & organizations of different Agile Maturity levels, we intend to share the areas where things went well (where both the team and organization benefited from adoption of Agile), areas that did not go well (where we are still far off from achieving the desired benefits of Agile transformation) and some action items that helped us make Agile more beneficial for all. These action items and not necessarily prescribed best practices but practical ideas and solutions that can make life easy for all of us.

The presentation also focuses on failure cost of not following engineering practices. While most of the teams invest in easy changes required by Agile, focus of engineering practices take a backseat. While the organization understand the benefits of these practices it generally fails to recognize the cost of failure if there are not implemented or implemented partially.

This is present the real stories of our Agile Journey and are not the “perfect” stories of Agile transformations / implementations.


Outline/Structure of the Presentation

  • Introduction to the Topic – 5 Mins
  • Retrospective of Agile Experiments
    • What went well – 10 Mins
    • What did not go well / What could we do better – 15 Mins
    • Action Items - What helps - 10 Mins
    • Scenarios - 10 Mins
  • Q & A

Learning Outcome

  • Practical guide of what worked and what did not work in Agile projects
  • Focus on the practices that worked
  • Importance of setting Engineering practices

Target Audience

Everyone who want to know our practical experiences with Agile projects and can provide solutions for the unsolved issues

Prerequisites for Attendees


schedule Submitted 1 year ago

  • 90 Mins
    Hands on Session

    In this workshop, participants will generate awareness and insights regarding their individual working styles (Hay, Julie 2009). Through an engaging online game and a fun activity, everyone will be able to identify their preferred working style(s). We will discuss the strengths and drawbacks of each working style, and identify personalized strategies to develop agility in one’s own working style. This way, I wish to embellish the agility quotient of each participant.


    Hay, Julie (2009). Working it out at work. Hertford: Sherwood Publishing.