Retrospective Exercises Toolbox

retrospective exercises toolboxAgile 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.

You can use this toolbox of retrospective exercises to design your own valuable agile retrospectives.

Asking Why?
Get Actions Done
Action Radiator
Reflection
Futurespective
Classify Retros
Things Going Well
Faces Jack Sparrow
Independent Facilitator
Multi Customers
Open Space
Golden Rules
Remote Retros
Project Retros
Secret Box
Cruciale Dialogen
Team Kudos
Core Qualities
Business Value
Vital Few Actions
Perfection Game
1-word Retro
Negative Issues
Safety Check
Solution Focused
Asking Questions
Wordless
Fly High
5 Times Why
Less is More
Going Well Retro
Retrium Tool

 

Want to learn more about doing valuable 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 to many languages, see translated editions.

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

Making your Agile Retrospectives more valuable

Do you want to spice up your agile retrospective? Attend one of my workshops on Valuable Agile Retrospectives to learn how to adopt agile retrospectives and become agile in an agile way!

Feel free to contact me to learn more about this and other ways to improve your agile retrospectives to get more value from doing them.

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Ben Linders
Ben Linders Consulting
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Last updated: November 1, 2016. More exercises will follow, stay tuned!

2 Responses to Retrospective Exercises Toolbox

  1. Florina C says:

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

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