Elevator Retrospective – 105

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Released Sunday, January 31, 2016
Hosts: Amos King, Craig Buchek, Lee McCauley and Jason Tice

 

Discussion

In January 2016, Diana Larsen, co-author of “Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great”, visited St. Louis and held an opening gathering at a local agile meetup group.  Some of our regular hosts from ThisAgileLife attended this event and took note of the following questions to discuss on a podcast episode to pass along some of the insights Diana shared and also to perhaps add a few of their own.  Join us for a discussion of the following questions to hear what Diana and your fellow Aglists from ThisAgileLife had to say about the following:

  • For a new scrum master, what advice do you have for people that don’t like retros ?
  • What do you do to introduce agile transformation to teams that have no background in agile?
  • We’re a real small team – do we really need to this every sprint – is the retro framed correctly ?
  • If you’re only doing 30 minute retros, don’t even bother doing them.
  • What metrics have you used for agile transformation?
  • What is the most common mistake seen in retrospectives?

Picks

Jason

  • WEB REFERENCE – Clean Language – Techniques to ask questions to promote improved learning and understanding – http://www.cleanlanguage.co.uk/
  • BOOK / IDEA – Using Open Space to facilitate an Agile Transformation – Dan Messick – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0172EXR74/
  • COME SHARE AT AGILE 2016 – The last call to submit an idea for Agile2016 is quickly approaching – don’t miss your chance to share insights with colleagues interested in agile values, principles & practices – THANK YOU to everyone who is volunteering to help review submissions as they come in and for all those who have already submitted a proposal for consideration (like Craig) – for more info refer to: https://www.agilealliance.org/agile2016/

Lee

  • StackExchange – StackOverflow for abstract programming concepts

Craig

Amos

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