Valuable Agile Retrospectives
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Valuable Agile Retrospectives

About the Book

This is not an everyday book about agile. It's a book for people who truly believe that agile retrospectives help to fine tune and continuously improve their agile way of working. People who take facilitating retrospectives seriously and are always on the lookout to learn new ways and improve their facilitation skills.

It dives into advanced retrospective topics such as:

  • Practical Facilitation Tips
  • Curing Retrospective Smells and Antipatterns
  • Refreshing Retrospective Exercises
  • Facilitating Remote Retrospectives
  • Psychological Safety in Retrospectives
  • Improving Agile Retrospectives
  • Beyond Retrospectives
  • And more ...

Written by one of the authors of the best-selling book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, this book is about taking agile retrospectives to the max!

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    • Leadership
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About the Author

Ben Linders
Ben Linders

Ben Linders is an Independent Consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality, and Continuous Improvement. Author of Getting Value out of Agile RetrospectivesWaardevolle Agile RetrospectivesWhat Drives QualityProblem? What Problem?, and Continuous Improvement. Creator of many Agile Coaching Tools, for example, the Agile Self-assessment Game.

As an adviser, coach, and trainer he helps organizations with 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 a well-known speaker and author; he’s much respected for sharing his experiences and helping others share theirs. His books and games have been translated into more than 12 languages and are used by professionals in teams and organizations all around the world.

Ben is an active member of networks on Agile, Lean, and Quality, and a well-known speaker and author. He shares his experiences 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!

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
    • My Experience with Agile Retrospectives
    • What’s in This Book
    • Using the Book
  • Retrospective Smells
    • What are Retrospective Smells
    • Passiveness
    • Blaming
    • Recurring Actions
    • Lack of Focus
    • Group Thinking
    • Lack of Safety
    • Energy Lost
    • Boring Meeting
    • Getting Stuck
  • Sharpen your Retrospective Facilitation Skills
    • Facilitation Practices
    • Retrospective Workshops
  • About the Author
  • Bibliography

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