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.

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

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

Public workshops

  • XP Days Benelux 2018

    I'm returning to XP Days Benelux in 2018 to play the impediment game in "Problem? What Problem?" on November 29 in Heeze, The Netherlands.

    November 29, 2018 at Kapellerput Conference Hotel

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.

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: October 30, 2018. 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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