Are your retros boring, non-productive, and a waste of time? Come learn about 2 case studies of extraordinary retrospectives.

Retrospectives are the heart of the feedback loop that exists within an agile framework that fosters self-improvement.

Retrospectives lose value due to 2 reasons - they get boring or they have no value in terms of actionable items.

The first case will describe a team's experience organized at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia. A custom tour was developed that focused on "mateship".

The second case will describe a team's experience at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, Australia. A prototype team training based on Visual Thinking Strategies, VTS, usually reserved for 11-12 year old school children.

I will describe how you can partner with a variety of resources, including government programs, that will enable you to do the same thing.

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Outline/structure of the Session

- Overview of the retro and the value, 5'
- Common retro antipatterns, 5'
- Case study #1 on an extraordinary retro, 5'
- Case study #2 on an extraordinary retro, 5'
- How can extraordinary retros be created?, 5'
- How do you generate useful action items for continuous improvement, 5'
- Overview of retro tools to ad to the toolbox, 5'
- Q&A to fill the remaining timebox

Learning Outcome

Learn why retrospectives lose their value. Two case studies will show how out-of-the-ordinary retros can have value. Attendees will walk away with concrete examples of how a transformation agent can integrate with local resources to provide an exceptional retrospective.

Target Audience

Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Facilitator

schedule Submitted 10 months ago

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