Retrospective Archive

Handwritten retrospective notes: Can you read it?

Can you read the notes on the image below? What about the next image, is it more readable? I thought it was only me, but I realized many people suffer from the same problem: really ugly handwriting. Now imagine many ugly handwriting notes together. Welcome to my world: facilitating retrospectives for amazing geeks that can
Category: Retrospective

combining retrospective notes

I love post-it for combining retrospective notes Post-it. One of the best inventions ever! Everyone is on the same room having a retrospective. People write their individual notes on post-it. Then they place the notes on a board. Aha, someone recognizes two notes are about the same topic. Thanks 3M for creating post-it! You simply
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Distributed retrospectives made simple

Everyone is connected to a video conferencing tool Everyone shares the same retrospective board (online) It is simple like that. The image below shows these two tools side by side. I took a screenshot to share how I was participating on a distributed retrospective. Besides these two shared tools, I was using a document editor
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Retrospective 2015

Did you already have your retrospective for 2015? I have. That’s it. It would weird for someone that is always talking about retrospective to miss out on this one. In fact, even better, I used one of my favorite activities. One I use when I’m in doubt between a retrospective or futurospective. And this was
Category: Agile & Lean

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a great New Year I wish you 365 days of happiness; 52 weeks of prosperity; 12 months of health, love and wealthy; 8760 hours of peace and harmony. But what is Christmas? The tenderness of the past, the reflection about the present, and the hope for the future. Regardless of religion, this
Category: Connect

Postmortem retrospective agenda

Please find below a postmortem retrospective agenda I used for a 1 and ½ hour meeting for a group of 10 participants. I have followed the 7 steps as described in this post, and used the activities from the FunRetrospectives.com site. Set the context: “This is the end of a one year project. This is
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New distributed retrospective tool

Try out this new distributed retrospective tool: www.distributed.funretrospectives.com At times, the retrospective participants are not all in one room. For such occasions, we have used a few distributed retrospectives tools (IdeaBordz, Retrium, Lino…). We found out this new tool. It is fast and easy to use. We liked it so much that we linked directly to
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OIKOSOFY Webinar on FunRetrospectives

Please find below the video for the full webinar — OIKOSOFY Scrum Monthly WEBINAR by Luis Gonçalves with Paulo Caroli and TC Caetano ( www.funretrospectives.com/ )  
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retrospective agenda for a new team – role expectations

I just finished facilitating a one hour remote retrospective for a team on the beginning of its existence. Please find below the sequence of activities used. 1. Energizer : One two ping four pong This was specially useful to test the team ability to handle a remote meeting 2. Set the context The team talked
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Mob programming

What?! Two people programming on the same computer? Are you crazy?! This is what came to my mind in 2001 when I first read Kent Beck´s eXtreme Programing explained book. Years later, it feels weird when I walk by an agile development team and don’t see two people working on the same computer. Suddenly I
Category: Agile & Lean
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