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Workshop Increasing Organizational Agility with Retrospectives at AgileEE (Kiev)
April 11, 2016 - April 12, 2016
In this workshop you will learn how to scale agile retrospectives, doing them with multiple teams from a project, product or organization, practice facilitation skills with different retrospective exercises, and learn how you can introduce and improve retrospectives. You will also learn to do agile self-assessments and readiness checks and to design and facilitate retrospectives that help organizations to increase their agility.
Adopting agile often doesn’t go as smoothly as expected in an organization. Becoming agile is a learning process which requires that you reflect regularly and adopt your way of working. Retrospective facilitators need to have a toolbox of retrospective exercises and the skills to design and lead valuable agile retrospectives. The workshop Increasing Organizational Agility with Retrospectives provides solutions for reflection and improvement across projects and organizations, and explores how retrospectives can be used for successful agile adoption at all levels in the organization to increase agility.
Agile retrospectives are mostly known as a technique for a team to reflect and learn at the end of each iteration (see the workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives for Teams). This workshop build on this and takes retrospectives to the organizational level. You will learn how to scale agile retrospectives, doing them with multiple teams from a project, product or organization. Explore ways how retrospectives can be used to share learnings and align the way of working in the whole organization.
The best way to learn retrospectives is through experience, by doing them yourself and participating in retrospectives. In this workshop you will practice facilitation skills with different retrospective exercises from the Retrospective Exercises Toolbox. You will learn how you can introduce and improving retrospectives in your organization. You will also learn to do agile self-assessments and readiness checks and to design and facilitate retrospectives that help organizations to increase their agility and become more agile and lean.
What will you get out of the workshop Increasing Organizational Agility with Retrospectives
- How to scale retrospectives in the organization over multiple teams
- Understanding how retrospectives can be used to do continuous improvement and improve organizational agility
- Establishing pre-requirements for effective retrospectives in the organization
- Advanced facilitation skills for doing effective and efficient retrospectives
- Approaches to improve the usage and results of retrospectives
This workshop is intended for:
- Agile coaches and change agents
- Scrum masters and retrospective facilitators
- Team, product or project managers
- (senior) managers
- Anybody involved in retrospectives
Attendant should have basic knowledge about agile retrospectives and some experience with facilitating retrospectives (to learn the basics you can attend the workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives for Teams which is given on April 11).
This workshop is organised in collaboration with Scrumguides.
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