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  • Retrospective Sailing – being agile

    Posted by on January 28th, 2019 at 11:24 am
    Retrospective Sailboat Guide & Video Formats available 45-90 minute conference workshop Half Day Retrospective workshop for teams Retrospective Day Being Agile : Retrospective Sailing is one of the most popular games teams adopt to reflect and map their way forward easily, in a fun, tactile and visual way.  It can be used for many purposes where you want to review what’s going well, what could go better, and ensure you are responding regularly to the changing seas and horizons...
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  • The Fast and the Furious (and other Fs) retrospective activity

    Posted by on January 11th, 2018 at 2:45 am
    Recently I lacked some inspiration for a good technique suitable for the upcoming retrospective. As the team was growing in their agile way of working, I decided to leave it to the team to come up with a nice activity. I was very surprised with the outcome. A brand new activity which we called the Fast and the Furious (and other Fs).Recently I lacked some inspiration for a good technique suitable for the upcoming retrospective. As the team was growing in their agile way of working, I decided to ...
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  • Time-Tree-Fertilizer retro

    Posted by on July 24th, 2017 at 11:24 am
    Timing: up to 60 min. Materials: Room with flipchart or whiteboard, red, green, yellow and one more color sticky notes, markers/sharpies. Instructions: This approach to Retrospective is most effective when you look back at a longer period of time like project or release. How to run? Facilitator after setting the stage, approaches flipchart/whiteboard and draws a vertical line (in the middle). Line's starting point is approx. 1/3 from the bottom of the object. Participants are i...
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  • Let’s Take a Journey Retrospective

    Posted by on June 29th, 2017 at 5:26 pm
    Timing: 1 Hour Materials: Journey Line template and a white board. Instructions: Select a Time Frame to cover (for this particular retrospective it's better suited to cover longer periods of time: past release, last few iterations, etc,). Individual Reflection. Have individuals draw their journey line over the given timeframe on the template provided, annotating highs and lows (Demonstrate on Whiteboard). 5-10 minutes. Pair Share. Have each member pick a partner and share thei...
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  • The league of extraordinarily shortsighted agile superleaders retrospective

    Posted by on June 21st, 2017 at 12:31 am
    Excerpt We are servant-leaders. We are change agents. We lead by example. We move people. We put them first. We are superleaders. Our superpowers toolbox is full, but those powers don't come for free. Everyone of them has a flip side. Every hero has a unique weakness. Be wary, one cannot use the pros without getting the cons. Here is the league of extraordinarily shortsighted agile superleaders. Each of them uses one of those superpowers extensively. And each of them has to pay the price... ...
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  • May The 4th (Force) Be With You Retrospective

    Posted by on May 1st, 2017 at 10:34 am
    Timing: 1 - 1.5 hours for entire retrospective Materials: White board or canvas of some kind, laptop or some means of showing video clips, post it notes, pens, pieces of paper with handwritten or typed questions, bag or container to pull questions from. Instructions: see individual pieces for instructions How to run the game: see individual pieces for how to run Learning Points: see individual pieces of the retro Discussion and facilitation guidance: see individual pieces of the retro/ ...
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  • Pitfalls & Possibilities

    Posted by on August 17th, 2016 at 4:08 am
    This is a simple construct for having potentially difficult conversations about what went wrong and deciding on a plan going forward. 1. Start with a Lean Coffee format to gather the topics of conversation. 2. As the group discusses each item, capture the pitfalls and possibilities on the board using a a two column chart with horizontal line having double arrows to signify looking back and looking forward. Label the first column PITFALLS and the second POSSIBILITIES. 3. End with A...
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  • 4 L’s4 A

    Posted by on October 25th, 2015 at 6:18 am
    I've riffed on retrospective exercise developed by Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman. That exercise uses 4 L's in a quadrant format. The quadrants are labeled Liked, Lacked, Longed For, and Learned. I use 3 columns, Liked, Lacked and Learned. Then after the team has filled in those columns generally as a shout out exercise, I draw a line under them and ask, "So what are we going to Leverage from today? What commitment can we make to take what we discovered today in order to make tomorrow bet...
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  • The Bicycle Game

    Posted by on August 19th, 2015 at 7:02 am
    In one of my projects I developed a retrospective technique that is the combination several other techniques. This technique I called the ‘bicycle game’ because of the result: a nice bicycle. (more…)...
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  • One Word Retrospective Game

    Posted by on August 14th, 2015 at 8:36 am
    Post-its and pens is all you need! WORD UP! Each Team Members place a word on the board that highlights the sprint for them Team Plays Sprint Dictionary One team member selects a word of the board Everyone BUT the person who put it up on the board discusses what they think the team member meant by the word The thoughts are captured When everyone has said all the want to say, the team member who put the word up shares what they meant by the word Team Discussion After the team...
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