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Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives - Copy
Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives - Copy
Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives - Copy

Last updated on 2014-03-18

About the Book

About the Authors

Luis Gonçalves
Luis Gonçalves

My name is Luis Goncalves and I am an Organizational Transformation Coach. I train and assist companies with Agile RetrospectiveScrum, and Scrum Master training. 

 

For more information on this topic, you can find different ideas on the list Agile Retrospectives Ideas or, for distributed teams, by clicking on Tools for Distributed Agile Retrospectives.  

 

For more information, you can visit my website to read my other blogs about Agile RetrospectivesScrumScrum Master, and general Agile topics.  

 

If you are interested in an online training, I am currently developing several online trainings that can be found: Scrum Master Training

Ben Linders
Ben Linders

Ben Linders is an Independent Consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality and Continuous Improvement, based in The Netherlands. Author of Getting Value out of Agile RetrospectivesWaardevolle Agile RetrospectivesWhat Drives Quality and Continuous Improvement.

As an adviser, coach and trainer he helps organizations by deploying effective software development and management practices. He focuses on continuous improvement, collaboration and communication, and professional development, to deliver business value to customers.

Ben is an active member of networks on Agile, Lean and Quality, and a frequent speaker and writer. He shares his experience in a bilingual blog (Dutch and English), as an editor for Culture and Methods at InfoQ and as an expert in communities like ComputableQuoraDZone, and TechTarget. Follow him on twitter: @BenLinders.

In need of advice, consultancy, training? Have a question? Contact me!  info@benlinders.com

Oliver Finker
Oliver Finker

Oliver Finker is an Austrian systems analyst and versatile software practitioner with almost 15 years of experience covering project management, development using Agile methods and team leadership. After a brief stint with Siemens, he discarded traditional Command & Control thinking and helped with the development of several German top-20 websites in the fields of sports and general journalism, always trying to see the products with the customer's eyes; focusing on what creates value for the customer eventually led him to Lean and Kanban. In the past years, he facilitated change as leader of software development at a German publishing company and introduced the Kanban method.

Brice Argenson
Brice Argenson

Développeur depuis 2007, je n’ai connu mon premier projet agile qu’en 2010. Après trois années de frustration et de cycles en V, les principes et pratiques d’équipe autogérée, de planification agile, de proximité avec le client et de recherche de l’amélioration continue (via notamment des rétrospectives!) m’avaient particulièrement séduit. Depuis, cet enthousiasme m’a emmené à intervenir en tant que Scrum Master, à donner de nombreuses formations sur lee méthodes agiles et (bien sûr :-) à contribuer à la traduction de cet ouvrage. Les rétrospectives et plus largement l’amélioration continue sont des pratiques bien trop souvent peu ou mal appliquées quand elles ne sont pas tous simplement oubliées. J’espère que la lecture de ce livre vous aidera à prendre conscience de l’importance de celles-ci et à rendre vos rétrospectives riches et efficaces.

Vous pouvez me suivre sur [LinkedIn](http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brice-argenson/a/b11/664) ou sur Twitter [@bargenson](https://twitter.com/bargenson).

Robert Schausberger
Robert Schausberger

10+ years experience in software engineering, working as a senior consultant, software designer/architect, technical product manager as well as management positions.

Marc Nazarian
Marc Nazarian

Software Engineer, ScrumMaster, Scrum & XP practitioner. Team player.

Passionated about agile methodologies and in particular agile retrospectives. Creator of a the original retrospective Turn the table.

Follow me on my LinkedIn account or on twitter : @MarcNazarian

Dr. Ralf Wahnig
Dr. Ralf Wahnig

I'm working in the software development since 1990, when I started to do this with Assembler and CICS for the IBM Host. Later on I got many experiences in projectmanagement, methods, tools and other useful things and I'm actually managing the software development for the ergodirekt-insurance in Nuremberg.

Today I'm a fan of agile working and therefore convinced, that this is the only way to change the old habits sustainably and help us successfully in managing our future.

,Little by little one travels far'

Tolkien

Markus Ernsten
Markus Ernsten

I’ve been wandering around the IT industry in various roles and looking after different disciplines of the IT value chain for more than 25 years. I’ve worked with many companies of all sizes, met so many people and experienced so many things. I made lots of mistakes but had enormous learnings from those. Life lessons learning plus some theoretical background plus reasonable observation skills and finally the ability to objectively judge is what I try to apply while developing solutions for my clients. Understanding the requirements and translating those into solutions by facilitating the conversation of the involved people!Often I feel like being the most curious person in the world. I’ve experienced all the excitement but also all the downsides of my curiosity. And I’m still doing. Digging into the problems intrigued by the ambition to IMPROVE: Experiencing, reflecting, analysing, innovating and creating solutions for human beings and companies is what I do!I believe in human beings more than I believe in technology. Technology is only the result of human beings work. Hence, I’m convinced that human beings need to be treated ‘better’ than the technology. Relationships between human beings are the CORE for what we’re doing and creating on this planet. The healthier our relationships, the better and more successful we become! However success is defined, whether in business or private life! One aspect of relationships is Communication. Communication determines a major part of the quality of a relationship. The better we ensure that others understand what we want them to understand, the better we collaborate and cooperate. Having said that, Communication needs to be honest, open, appreciative and respectful. Finally, the more successful we are. I really believe in that!I’m a social media addict. I love to write and to post it. Also, I’m a big fan of good quotes and like to recite those quotes. But only if they’re REALLY GOOD! And retweeting! My goodness I find so much interesting stuff which I retweet all the time. But it has to be in a context that I stand for or that I’m really interested in. My main interests are Innovation, Leadership, Change, Agile, Lean, Communication, Strategy, Culture, Human Beings and Skiing. Skiing because that is the only time when I’m not thinking at all as I do have to focus so intense. For me, Skiing is the greatest way to recreate!I don’t think we have to accept and take everything that’s called an INNOVATION. However, meaningful innovation is highly important and helpful in its result. The best results are usually achieved by collecting and digesting the thoughts and ideas of as many people as possible. THE COLLECTIVE BRAIN! For many people and organisations this way of working requires a huge Change in Mind and Culture. But only with that it’s possible to Change and Improve and to have a better culture, better people and better systems. I love helping them to getting there.The term is quite stressed but finally I like to live and work the “Agile” way. There can be so much overhead in our daily lives and I’m really keen to get rid of it, to focus on what’s important and necessary. Yes, I’d like to drive a fast car but would I live for it? Probably, but then it is so important to me that i do without other stuff.That’s my mission!

Alexander Schöcke
Alexander Schöcke

Software-Entwickler => Teamleiter => Manager. Passionierter Agilist.

About the Contributors

Brice Argenson
Brice Argenson

Développeur depuis 2007, je n’ai connu mon premier projet agile qu’en 2010. Après trois années de frustration et de cycles en V, les principes et pratiques d’équipe autogérée, de planification agile, de proximité avec le client et de recherche de l’amélioration continue (via notamment des rétrospectives!) m’avaient particulièrement séduit. Depuis, cet enthousiasme m’a emmené à intervenir en tant que Scrum Master, à donner de nombreuses formations sur lee méthodes agiles et (bien sûr :-) à contribuer à la traduction de cet ouvrage. Les rétrospectives et plus largement l’amélioration continue sont des pratiques bien trop souvent peu ou mal appliquées quand elles ne sont pas tous simplement oubliées. J’espère que la lecture de ce livre vous aidera à prendre conscience de l’importance de celles-ci et à rendre vos rétrospectives riches et efficaces.

Vous pouvez me suivre sur [LinkedIn](http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brice-argenson/a/b11/664) ou sur Twitter [@bargenson](https://twitter.com/bargenson).

Oliver Finker
Oliver Finker

Oliver Finker is an Austrian systems analyst and versatile software practitioner with almost 15 years of experience covering project management, development using Agile methods and team leadership. After a brief stint with Siemens, he discarded traditional Command & Control thinking and helped with the development of several German top-20 websites in the fields of sports and general journalism, always trying to see the products with the customer's eyes; focusing on what creates value for the customer eventually led him to Lean and Kanban. In the past years, he facilitated change as leader of software development at a German publishing company and introduced the Kanban method.

Robert Schausberger
Robert Schausberger

10+ years experience in software engineering, working as a senior consultant, software designer/architect, technical product manager as well as management positions.

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