Retrospective Exercises Toolbox

retrospective exercises toolboxYou can use this retrospective exercises toolbox to design your own Valuable Agile Retrospectives.

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.

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Making your Agile Retrospectives more valuable

Do you want to spice up your agile retrospective? Attend my workshops on Valuable Agile Retrospectives or Increasing Organizational Agility with Retrospectives to learn how to adopt agile retrospectives and become agile in an agile way!

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.

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

Retrospective Workshops

I give public workshops where you can learn different retrospective exercises and practice your facilitation skills:

Upcoming public workshops

  • Workshop Getting More out of Agile and Lean in London

    Join my Workshop Getting More out of Agile and Lean in London Oct 17-18 to learn how to effectively apply agile practices for teams and their stakeholders More →

    October 17, 2017 - October 18, 2017 at London (TBA)
  • Dealing Effectively with Impediments at Bosnia Agile Day 2017

    I will give a mini-workshop Dealing Effectively with Impediments at Bosnia Agile Day: one-day event that brings world-wide Agile Evangelists, leading Agile experts, practitioners and innovators together to share their experiences, expertise, enthusiasm and knowledge. More →

    October 21, 2017 at Holiday Hotel
  • Workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives for Teams in Istanbul

    In the workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives for Teams in Istanbul on November 24 you will try out different retrospective exercises and learn how to effectively facilitate retrospectives in agile teams. More →

    November 24, 2017 at Agile Mentor Academy
  • Workshop Getting More out of Agile and Lean in Paris

    Full day Workshop Getting More out of Agile and Lean with Ben Linders in Paris, November 28, 2017, at Lean Kanban France #lkfr17 More →

    November 28, 2017 at Paris

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!

Need help?

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

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Last updated: October 13, 2017. More exercises will follow, stay tuned!

3 Responses to Retrospective Exercises Toolbox

  1. Florina C says:

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

  2. Pingback: how_do_we_run_our_first_sprint_retrospective [Focussed Agile / Hans Samios Wiki]

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