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Completed on 2018-03-01

About the Book

There are 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. Plus, you get a time estimate and a recommendation for which team stage (forming, norming, storming, etc.) it's the best fit. And, of course, you get photos for many activities.

If you've got some hick-ups 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 has filled every Scrum role there is and then some. She likes to create stuff and is interested in lean, agile, systems thinking, communication, leadership & UX.

If you want to drive Corinna crazy, sing a line of song to her. It will instantly get stuck in her head and she will have to hum it all day.

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

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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