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Run great agile retrospectives

About the Book

Create engaging retrospectives: Choose from more than 20 activities for each of the 5 stages of a retrospectives: Set the stage, Gather data, Generate insight, Decide what to do and Close the retrospective like a pro!

Each activity is described in enough detail to facilitate it and recommendations for when it is a good fit. This will save you time while preparing retros.

And if you've got a hick-up in your retrospectives, there's a handy chapter on troubleshooting and increasing follow-through on action items.

About the Author

Corinna Baldauf
Corinna Baldauf

Corinna Baldauf is an Agile and Lean practioner since 2010 (mostly Scrum and Kanban). Her perspective is that of a long-term employee at a truly agile organization (sipgate in Germany). She is a facilitator, writer and solution-focussed coach.

She is happiest when she is sharing valuable content – on, and in her books.

Got a question or suggestion? Email or tweet to @CorinnaBaldauf. 

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • About this book
  • Retrospective Basics
  • Default Retrospective Plan
  • All Activities
    • Set the Stage
    • Gather Data
    • Generate Insights
    • Decide What to Do
    • Close the Retrospective
    • Something Completely Different
    • Sources
  • Common problems and what you can try
    • “Help, our retros always go wrong somehow”
    • “Our retros are huge complainfests. The team blames others and doesn’t take responsibility”
    • “How can I make shy people speak up?”
    • “Too many topics leave too little time to talk in-depth”
    • “I just can’t get her to engage! She’s hostile”
    • “We don’t ever do any of our action items”
    • “I’d like to share the awesomeness of retrospectives. How can I excite others?”
  • Remote Retrospectives
  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgements
  • Appendix
    • Tuckman’s Stages of Team Development
  • Notes

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