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Christmas themed retrospective 2016

Over the past few years I’ve run a Christmas themed retrospective when we reach the final sprint of the year. This year I’m working across a number of small teams in a program so we had to scale the Christmas … Continue reading

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Baseball themed retrospective

Earlier this month the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years, a truely amazing sporting moment. This made me think that I shouldn’t wait 108 years to try a baseball themed retrospective. A couple of weeks ago … Continue reading

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One Last Word

In my last post I wrote about a check-in activity that I’ve been running with my teams recently called One Word. Over the past few weeks this activity has continued to work really well at the start of our retrospectives. … Continue reading

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One Word – A great way to check-in and see how people are feeling

Do you have members of your team that are often quiet or say very little in meetings, workshops or retrospectives, even though you know they could provide good input to the conversation? I’ve experienced this recently with a team I’ve … 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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Valentines Day themed Retrospective

Last Friday we held our end of iteration team retrospective. We like to mix up the themes as I’ve mentioned in previous posts. This time two members of the team suggested a Valentines Day theme. Quite simply the guys drew … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Retrospective

Last Friday we had our last team retrospective for 2014 before heading off on our Christmas breaks. As it’s the festive season we decided to try out a Christmas tree retrospective, which was done in a similar way to the … Continue reading

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