retrospective exercises toolboxDesign your own Valuable Agile Retrospectives with the retrospective exercises toolbox

Agile Retrospectives are a great way for teams to continuously improve their way of working. Getting actions out of a retrospective that are doable, and getting them done helps teams to learn and improve continuously.

Teams use retrospective exercises within agile frameworks like Scrum, Lean, SAFe, XP, DAD, LeSS, Nexus or Kanban to find the vital few improvement actions. Deploying suitable exercises helps teams to get more business value out of agile retrospectives.

Agile Self-assessment Game
Angel's Advocate
Core Qualities
Self-Assessment
Action Radiator
Self-assessing Your Agility
Agile Zelfevaluatie
Cruciale Dialogen
Faces Jack Sparrow
Start Spice-up Stop
Quality Coaching Cards
Zeilboot Kapitein
Retrospectives Bingo
Vital Few Actions
Multi Customers
Classify Retros
Futurespective
Asking Questions
Remote Retros
Get Actions Done
Solution Focused
Start with Why
Stop the Line
Business Value
Going Well Retro
Negative Issues
Practical/Personal Actions
Improve Quality
Extreme Pairing
Things Going Well
Sail boat futurespective
Independent Facilitator
Awesome Products
Perfection Game
Project Retros

Note: I’m an affiliate for the tools included in this toolbox, if you visit their website via the above links and sign up then I will receive a commision.

Making your Agile Retrospectives more valuable

Do you want to spice up your agile retrospective? I give public and in-house workshops where you can learn different retrospective exercises and practice your facilitation skills:

Public workshops

  • Lean and Agile ME Summit 2019

    I will be doing a session at the Lean and Agile ME Summit 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on March 13. Topic to be announced.

    March 13, 2019 at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort
  • Aginext.io 2019

    I will be giving a session at aginext.io, the conference for experienced agilists in London, on March 21 and 22, 2019.

    March 21, 2019 - March 22, 2019 at DoubleTree Hilton Westminster
  • Agility Workshop: Leveraging the benefits of Retrospectives

    I'm giving a full day Agility Workshop - Leveraging the benefits of Retrospectives at DevOps Conference 2019 Berlin on June 14, 2019.

    June 14, 2019 at Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin

In-house workshops

I give private in-house workshops, which I tailor to the specific situation and needs of your company. These workshops help teams and organizations to increase their effectiveness and agility and to deliver more value. Contact me to discuss the possibilities!

More exercises for your Agile Retrospectives

Valuable Agile Retrospectives Cover 200 - 300The successful book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives – A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises written by Luis Gonçalves and Ben Linders contains many exercises that you can use to facilitate retrospectives, supported with the “why”, “what” and “how” of retrospectives, the business value and benefits that they can bring you, and advice for introducing and improving retrospectives.

Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives is available as ebook and paperback. This book is has been translated into many languages, see translated editions.

Agile Retrospective Tools

In my webshop, I provide books and tools that you can use in your retrospectives and that can help you to improve your facilitation skills:

Sources of Retrospective Exercises

Besides this Retrospective Exercises Toolbox and Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives there are many other sources for agile retrospective exercises:

Books with Retrospective Tips and Exercises

Tools for remote/distributed retrospectives

Partner/sponsored tools:

  • Retrium– run effective retrospectives with Retrium
  • TeamRetro – Agile retrospectives made easy, effective, and engaging

Note: I’m an affiliate for the above tools, if you visit their website via the above links and sign up then I will receive a commision.

Other tools:

Tools that are no longer supported

  • Instant Agenda – to turn your retrospectives into team improvement (shut down Nov 5, 2018)

Need help?

Feel free to contact me to learn how to improve your agile retrospectives to get more value from doing them.

 +31 6 2901 3863
 info@benlinders.com
@BenLinders
Ben Linders
Ben Linders Consulting
Icons-mini-icon_home Tilburg, The Netherlands

Last updated: January 6, 2019. More exercises will follow, stay tuned!

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Great idea to improve and mame the retrospective a fresh and valuable session!

    1. Thanks Florina!

      I’m interested to hear which exercises you used and how they worked out. Can you let me know?

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