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Peer Introduction Game

Today was the end of our sprint and rather than running our usual retrospective we decided to mix things up a bit and play a game. We’ve had a number of new starters in our team recently so I thought … Continue reading

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Preparing for our next Inspect and Adapt using the Sails and Anchors Retrospective Format

In a few weeks time I’m facilitating a program level retrospective (Inspect and Adapt) with around 60-80 people invited to attend. I’m planning to use the Sails and Anchors format by splitting the room into small focus groups (max 10 … Continue reading

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Valentines Day themed retrospective 2016

Last year I facilitated a Valentines Day themed retrospective with the team I was working with. This year I’ve started working with a new team, and whilst it was only our second retrospective together I thought it was a good … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Retrospective 2015

Last Friday we had our final team retrospective for 2015 and given that it’s the festive season we thought it was only fitting to go with a festive theme (similar to last year). How did it work I started off … Continue reading

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Australian Rules Football Themed Retrospective 

Its currently the business end of the AFL season (Australian Rules Football) with the Preliminary Finals set to take place this weekend. The winners of those games will face off in the Australian version of the SuperBowl – the AFL … Continue reading

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Pitfall Themed Retrospective

Do you remember the classic 80’s video game Pitfall? Pitfall was released by Activision in 1982 and is one of the all time highest selling game for the Atari 2600, amassing over 4 millions copies sold. The Atari 2600 was … Continue reading

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Ice Hockey Themed Retrospective

Yesterday we had our team retrospective and we were lucky enough to have our Head of Technology join us which was fantastic. Claudia is a Canadian and as most of the people from that part of the world she is … Continue reading

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Cricket Themed Retrospective Revisited

I was thinking of a different themed retrospective for one of the teams I’ve been working with recently. We’ve been together for roughly three months and majority of the retrospectives we’ve had have been following the what’s working, what’s not … Continue reading

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Submarine Themed Retrospective

Agile Australia was a couple of weeks ago and one of the key note speakers was David Marquet. David is a retired U.S. Navel Captain of the nuclear powered submarine the USS Santa Fe and the author of the Turn … Continue reading

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Finishing retrospectives with a positive vibe

We run our team retrospective on a Friday afternoon and it’s usually the last thing we do as a team before we start our weekends. To ensure that everyone has the opportunity to start their weekend in a positive way … Continue reading

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