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World Retrospective Day in February

Join us on WEDS Feb 27 2019 from Noon to 1 pm Eastern

for our Virtual Meeting talking about Retrospectives &

where we think about what makes a good Retrospective.

SIGN UP HERE http://www.agilephilly.com/events/world-retro-day-2019

For the announcement of World Retrospective Day on Tuesday Feb 27th 2019

http://WorldRetroDay.com

( and while you are at it, bookmark FRIDAY May 10 2019

for National Definition of Done Day

where we think about how a good Definition of Done prevents Scope Creep and lets developers know they are done.)

Notes from the Virtual Meeting in 2019 ( Feb 27 2019 )

Wide Ranging Topics

Generally One Hour limit for Retrospectives.  And noone wants their Retros to descend into B*tch Sessions , but so often it is hard for the team to "Engage" ( They are in a Rut )

So Everyone is trying different styles/formats of Retros.

But deciding on "One Action Item" to work seems to help - and put it on the BIG BOARD or BACKLOG to remind the team of it.

Do we want to mix our Team Action-Improvement into the User-Stories/ User-Impact? Generally Yes !

And then there is positioning it / talking about a "Flowtrospective" !


And there is the challenge of Distributed Teams - even using Video Games to build trust and rapport with remote team members. 

Some use Tools like Quiplash, Scatterspoke - - but get a tool that every team member can add to

Those who Participated in 2019 ( in no particular order )

Jodie Kane

Lilia Weber

Gerald Thomas

Greg Mester

Howard Meyers

Joel Chew

John Voris

Sheena Gladden

Barbara Kratzer

Matt Edwards

Amy Neil

Chris Wistrom

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Notes from the Virtual Meeting in 2018 ( Feb 6 2018 )

Impressions

Seeing "Risk" or "Trouble" during a retrospective can be very subjective.

Stock Phrase: Assuming we did all that, what do you expect to be different? What gets unblocked? How does your day change?

Engage, Listen, Confront = Clarity

Teams sometimes have Trouble getting to Specifics.

Other questions raised

Size of team during the retrospective

Good sound headsets for remote teams = more important than video

IceBreakers to start, like Pictionary of your Superpower

Agenda for a Retrospective is a Five Part Play . . .

Set the Stage.

Gather data.

Generate insights

Decide what to do

Close

Tools

https://blog.scatterspoke.com

www.FunRetrospectives.com

https://plans-for-retrospectives.com/en

Stickies.io

Mural.ly

Conteneo.co Weave ( formerly Innovation Games Online )

https://www.christopheravery.com/blog/what-i-can-confront an article on how facilitating is Responsibility, which can be a little frightening.

Those who Participated in 2018 ( in no particular order )

Bonnie Aumann

John Voris

Louis Rubinfeld

Brad Beebe

Lilia Weber

Tony Piazza

David Hughes

Randy Angiel

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