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Workshop Facilitating Remote Retrospectives – Live Online
May 4, 2021€350,00 – €450,00
Learn how you can run remote retrospectives, practice online exercises that involve everyone, and gain insight into psychological safety in distributed retrospectives in the workshop Facilitating Remote Retrospectives on May 4, 2021.
A one-day workshop for €450. Early bird until April 30: €350.
This workshop is part of the May 2021 Agile Training Week. Contact me via email to buy a combi-ticket for 2 or 3 workshops with a 25% or 40% discount!
Facilitating Remote Retrospectives
Agile Retrospectives help teams to continuously improve by reflecting at the end of each iteration to learn what is going well and what can be improved, and to do improvement actions in the next iteration. Retrospective facilitators need to have a toolbox of retrospective exercises and the skills to design and lead valuable agile retrospectives.
Remote retrospectives pose extra challenges due to not having people in one physical room for the retrospective:
- Recognizing and dealing with retrospective smells or anti-patterns is hard in online meetings (but it can be done!)
- It’s more difficult to foster productive and collaborative behavior and keep everyone involved during the meeting
- Not physically being together calls for different retrospective exercises or innovative ways to do exercises online
- Psychological safety is a key issue in any retrospective, it’s more challenging when people collaborate remotely
In the workshop Facilitating Remote Retrospectives, we will practice doing remote retrospectives while fostering psychological safety using exercises that keep people involved.
This workshop is intended for:
- Retrospective Facilitators
- Technical (team) leaders and Scrum masters
- Agile Teams
- Agile and Lean Coaches
- Product Owners and Project/Line Managers
- Anybody who is involved in agile retrospectives
The practices in this workshop will help you to get more value from doing remote agile retrospectives.
What will you get out of this workshop:
- Explore unproductive behavior in retrospectives and learn to recognize retrospective smells or anti-patterns
- Develop your facilitation skills for running remote retrospectives
- Practice different exercises for distributed retrospectives using online tools
- Learn about psychological safety in online meetings and what can be done to keep people involved
Four-hour interactive live workshop.
You can book this workshop by buying a ticket or by contacting me by email at [email protected].
There’s no minimum number of attendees, this workshop will be held even if only one person signs up. Tickets are limited to ensure that all attendees can participate in exercises and play the games to be fully involved and engaged.
Cancelations are allowed until one week before the workshop is held. If you can’t attend then a colleague can use your ticket to join.
All attendees will get a free downloadable copy of the ebook Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, a copy of the Agile Retrospectives Bingo, and a copy of the Agile Retrospectives Smells Cards. (value €30).
Below testimonials come from the many workshops on agile retrospectives that I have done over the years.
“The workshop presented in a clear way why retrospectives are the driving force to an organization which wants to improve. Using some playful exercises I learned several easy ways to extract the current status of the team and how to decide which should be the next steps to address potential problems and risks”
Nikolaos Raptis – Scrum Master – Software Developer at Scytl Secure Electronic Voting
“I got a better understanding of retrospectives and many ideas on how to use them in my work. I can suggest this workshop to anyone that wants to go agile. Also thanks for the reading material, I found it very helpful.”
Bill Souliotis – Manager Software Research & Development Graphics User Interface at BETA CAE Systems
“After working together for many years, our team (myself included) grew out of the need for formal retrospectives. This workshop helped to get some fresh ideas that can refuel our retros and stressed some key points about the necessity and importance of facilitation in these events.”
Yorgos Saslis – Solution Design Executive at CytechMobile.com
“I’d like to thank you again for your excellent workshop. It was fun and I already started using some of the ideas with my team. The change is definitely notable.”
Liran Ben-Porat, qSpark LTD
“Thanks once again for a wonderful workshop! We have a lot of useful outputs which we are going to implement. And thanks for the free copy of your book about the retrospectives, now we are able to go through the topics once again and do the exercises in our company.”
Jakub Grós, Project Engineer at Honeywell
“I found the workshop very useful. We’ve already started to experiment with some action items we gave ourselves in the workshop, doing changes in our overall retrospective approach. We are also trying out cross facilitation, having our retrospectives facilitated by a Scrum master of another team.”
Simona Humpolová, Scrum master at EmbedIT
I have taken some of my Scrum masters to Ben’s retrospective training. I like the training very much, and also his website which contains many retro techniques. I still use this as a reference when I coach people.
Zoltán Ludányi, Agile Software Development Consultant
Learning by practicing and experiencing
Doing it yourself and reflecting is the way people learn new practices and develop skills in my workshops. They work in teams to try out things and experiment with practices to learn how agile can really look and feel. I coach people, answer questions, share my experience, and provide lots of ideas. They learn from me, and also from each other.
I use many exercises, games, and real-life cases in my workshops. Examples are the retrospectives toolbox, the Impediment Game, and the Agile Self-assessment Game.
My approach enables attendees to apply the things they learned in their daily work.
The workshops are time well spend; organizations get value for their money!
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