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Agile at Work: Getting Better with Agile Retrospectives

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In this final course in the Agile at Work series, explore the singular value of conducting an agile retrospective at the conclusion of every sprint.


  • Retrospectives: Review and improve
1. Starting Retrospectives
  • Agile retrospectives: What and why?
  • Five phases of agile retrospectives
  • Choose an ideal meeting place
  • Identify issues and ways to improve
  • How to work with a distributed team
  • Understand the role of the facilitator
  • Use the prime directive as the guide
2. Running a Retrospective
  • Encourage group discussion
  • How to use the starfish diagram
  • How to run a PANCAKE retrospective
  • Set goals using SMART criteria
3. Generating Good Insights
  • Use games to simulate reflection
  • The process of asking good questions
  • How to use the 5 whys technique
4. Closing Out the Retrospective
  • Follow up on action items

Taught by

Doug Rose


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