Agile Retrospective

Learn new exercises for your agile retrospectives, find out how to create a safe environment, and improve your facilitation skills in the workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives for Teams!

Agile Retrospectives help teams to continuously improve by reflecting at the end of each iteration to learn what is going well and what can be improved, and to do improvement actions in the next iteration. Retrospective facilitators need to have a toolbox of retrospective exercises and the skills to design and lead valuable agile retrospectives. In the workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives for Teams you will practice exercises for facilitating retrospectives in teams.

A great way to learn retrospectives is through experience by doing them yourself and participating in retrospectives. In this workshop you will practice different exercises from the Retrospective Exercises Toolbox to facilitate retrospectives. You will learn the “what” and “why” of retrospectives, the business value and benefits that they can bring to your team.

Who should attend this workshop

Two important conditions to make retrospectives valuable are to have clear goals (why do you do retrospectives) and experienced facilitators (Scrum Masters and/or Agile Coaches).

This workshop is intended for:

  • Retrospective facilitators
  • Agile coaches
  • Scrum masters
  • Team, product or project managers
  • Anybody involved in retrospectives

In this workshop, you will design and facilitate retrospectives that help organizations to become more agile and lean.

Retrospective exercises

In this interactive workshop, you will be doing several agile iterations where each of them uses a different kind of retrospective. You can choose from several retrospective exercises, like:

What will you get out of the workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives

  • Understanding of the why, what and how of agile retrospectives
  • Practice different retrospective exercises
  • Know how to create a safe environment to run retrospectives
  • Skills for facilitating retrospectives

Attendant of this workshop will receive a free copy of the ebook Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives in English or a copy of a translated edition.

Apply and Improve

In this workshop, you will learn how to adopt and apply retrospectives in your own organization and how to provide retrospective facilitators with a toolbox with retrospective exercises enabling them to do valuable agile retrospectives with teams which contribute to the goals and results of your organization!

Do you want to improve retrospectives at a project or  release level, remote retrospectives, or use retrospectives to drive continuous improvement? Then I recommend my workshop Increasing Agility with Retrospectives.

Practical information

This workshop is given as public training, tutorial, and as private in-house workshop tailored to the specific situation and needs of your company. Contact me to discuss the possibilities!

Duration: Half a day – 2 days

Upcoming public events

There are no upcoming events.

Past events


“The workshop presented in a clear way why retrospectives are the driving force to an organization which wants to improve. Using some playful exercises I learned several easy ways to extract the current status of the team and how to decide which should be the next steps to address potential problems and risks”

Nikolaos Raptis – Scrum Master – Software Developer at Scytl Secure Electronic Voting

“I got a better understanding of retrospectives and many ideas on how to use them in my work. I can suggest this workshop to anyone that wants to go agile.  Also thanks for the reading material, I found it very helpful.”

Bill Souliotis – Manager Software Research & Development Graphics User Interface at BETA CAE Systems

“After working together for many years, our team (myself included) grew out of the need for formal retrospectives. This workshop helped to get some fresh ideas that can refuel our retros and stressed some key points about the necessity and importance of facilitation in these events.”

Yorgos Saslis – Solution Design Executive at

“I’d like to thank you again for your excellent workshop. It was fun and I already started using some of the ideas with my team. The change is definitely notable.”

Liran Ben-Porat, qSpark LTD

“Thanks once again for a wonderful workshop! We have a lot of useful outputs which we are going to implement. And thanks for the free copy of your book about the retrospectives, now we are able to go through the topics once again and do the exercises in our company.”

Jakub Grós, Project Engineer at Honeywell

“I found the workshop very useful. We’ve already started to experiment with some action items we gave ourselves in the workshop, doing changes in our overall retrospective approach. We are also trying out cross facilitation, having our retrospectives facilitated by a Scrum master of another team.”

Simona Humpolová, Scrum master at EmbedIT

I have taken some of my Scrum masters to Ben’s retrospective training. I like the training very much, and also his website which contains many retro techniques. I still use this as a reference when I coach people.

Zoltán Ludányi, Agile Software Development Consultant

More information

If you want to know more about this workshop or any other workshops or training sessions, feel free to contact me.

 +31 6 2901 3863
 [email protected]
 Ben Linders

Note: This workshop is also available in Dutch: Workshop Waardevolle Agile Retrospectives.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Kshitij

    Do u have any online session/course for agile retrospective.

    1. Ben Linders

      My workshops are highly interactive, with teams practicing retrospectives and a lot of questions and answers. This is something that an online version cannot provide, hence I don’t use that format.

      As an alternative I do offer remote personal coaching/training sessions by Skype/Hangout on request.

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