Using Solution Focused in a Strengths Based Retrospective

  • Post published:August 15, 2013

How can you become an excellent team that is able to deliver and exceed customer expectations? By continuously becoming better in the things that you are doing great, using a strengths based retrospective. This technique helps teams to improve themselves by focusing on their personal and team strengths.

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Retrospective Benefits: Power to the Team

  • Post published:August 13, 2013

The 2nd blog in the series "Retrospective Benefits" explains how team benefit from retrospectives by finding those improvement actions that matter to them, and help them to do their work better. Agile retrospectives give the power to the team, where it belongs!

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Getting to the Root Causes of Problems in a Retrospective: five times why exercise

  • Post published:August 9, 2013

When you have problems that keep coming back in your sprints, you can try the five times why technique. It helps you to get to the root causes of the problems, and to define effective actions that prevent them from happening in future sprints. This is one of the retrospective technique that will be included in the Pocket Book on Agile Retrospectives, your feedback can help us to improve it!

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Feelings Matter in Agile Retrospectives: one-word exercise

  • Post published:July 31, 2013

A 1 word retrospective is a technique that helps if a team is struggling with the way they collaborate, or if there are issues which are not dealt with. All team members state in 1 word how they feel about the sprint, and a discussion is facilitated. It is an effective way for the team to discuss what is hampering them, and agree on how to deal with it and get it out of the way.

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Have a Toolbox of Retrospective Techniques

  • Post published:April 8, 2013

Having a "toolbox" of retrospectives helps you as a retrospective facilitator to deliver value to a team. You can plan a retrospective meeting, and think about the technique that you want to use, but be open to change it on the spot when needed.

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Een “Self-Organizing Organization”, hoe werkt dat?

  • Post published:March 20, 2013

Hoe ziet organisatie eruit zonder hierarchie en managers, waarin iedere medewerker vrij kan beslissen wat hij/zij wel of niet doet. Een kijkje in de keuken van een Self-Organizing Organization, en de succesfactoren van self-organizing.

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Which Questions do you Ask in Retrospectives?

  • Post published:March 11, 2013

One technique often used in agile retrospectives is to ask questions to the Scrum team. It's a technique that is easy to learn, but the effectiveness depends on the questions that you ask to the team. Which Questions do you ask?

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Agile Werkt, maar is daar bewijs van?

  • Post published:December 4, 2012

Is er bewijs waaruit blijkt dat Agile beter werkt? Een boekverslag van "Agile Werkt", over meten, analyseren en benchmarken van IT-projecten, en andere onderzoeken naar de resultaten van Agile werken.

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