Released Sunday, January 31, 2016
Hosts: Amos King, Craig Buchek, Lee McCauley and Jason Tice
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?
- 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/
- StackExchange – StackOverflow for abstract programming concepts
- Controlling Time and Space: understanding the many formulations of FRP by Evan Czaplicki
- Make the Back-End Team Jealous: Elm in Production by Richard Feldman
- The Elm programming language (and 2 videos to sell you on it)
- The idea of a “do tank” – like a think tank, but that does stuff