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End of the project: how to run your final retrospective
If you’re reading this article, you might be approaching the end of a project or phase. Congrats to you and your team! That must have been a long and challenging journey. Everyone’s been working hard and your last retro should be a special one.
How to use closing exercises in a sprint retrospective
As teams tend to focus on things that require improvements and things that went not well, sometimes the aftertaste of a retrospective might be quite low. To avoid this, consider using closing exercises to end your retrospective on a positive tune.
Start of the project: How to run the first retrospective
Would you agree that the first Retro on your project is very important for setting up the right direction of inspection & adaptation and start building the team spirit. There’re quite a few things you’d probably like to plan for your first retro.
Online Daily Scrum Challenges & Solutions
Conducting dailes day after day might become routine & non-effective. And when it comes to online dailies, well, there will be some additional challenges for a young Scrum jedi.
How to use Start/Stop/Continue technique in a sprint retrospective
Start/Stop/Continue exercise suggests three categories of feedback likewise the standard Agile retro template, however, it is more action-oriented and generates the immediate list of items for continuous improvement.
How to use 4Ls exercise in a sprint retrospective
4Ls is one of the techniques that help your team look at the previous sprint from a different angle. It will encourage your teammates to take a break and think of what they personally gained or missed from the previous sprint.
Team health check: how Timbo can help in getting great insights
Team health check meetings can be either a separate event where you focus only on this parameter or it can be a part of a sprint retrospective. In this case it can help you see a big picture of your team's well-being and get some clues for improvements as an outcome action points of the retrospective.
Daily Scrum Challenges & Solutions
Most of you are familiar with Daily Scrums — a short meeting when you meet with the team and share updates, plans and challenges. Then you probably know that it might get tricky to keep your Daily Scrum effective for everyone, especially on remote and this is exactly what we are going to talk about in this article.
Icebreakers. A great start for a sincere and effective retro
The remote work age has proven you can’t underestimate the power of warm human relationships. Agile practices basically rely on people’s ability to communicate well. And the retrospective is one of the most valuable meetings where people talk, share their concerns and ideas about how to make the work process better.
Brainstorming: how to generate ideas effectively
Surely your team has been in a situation when they hit the dead end and face a challenge. Put your heads together, even when you’re miles apart to tackle any challenge you meet during a proper brainstorming session.
Team health check: what is it and why we should measure it?
Happy team is more likely to deliver a successful product, meet deadlines and find better solutions in case of any issues. At the same time an unhappy team may unconsciously lead your project to failure. But can we learn how happy the team is?
5 Solutions to Boost Team Engagement during Your Online Retrospective
How often do you, as a Facilitator, try to keep your team engaged when doing your online Retrospective? “Any Questions/ideas to add?” — dead silence… Let me share the things that helped us increase collaboration and make Agile retrospectives effective again.
Remote Work Retrospective. Why do we all need it?
Recently the world has approached the first “anniversary” of life with the Covid-19 virus, and it seems that this time has flown by quickly and unnoticed. Sprint Retrospective after each iteration usually focuses on the details of the past two weeks but how do you measure the impact of the past 7 months?
What is a Milestone Retrospective?
Within a long-time project it is vital to stop at some milestone point and go back through the longer period of time then just one sprint or one iteration, agree? In this article I will share my own milestone retrospective case study with exercises as an example.
5 Challenges of an Effective Retrospective and Tips on Overcoming Them
Outlined in this article are key retrospective challenges that every team faces when adopting an agile approach and tips on overcoming them.
Feelings matter in Agile retrospectives: most popular retro templates to track team’s morale
“How do you feel?” and “Energy level” retrospective activities will allow you to track the team’s morale and their eagerness for the next iteration.
6 reasons to include virtual icebreakers to your remote retrospectives
Virtual icebreakers are great ways to engage people, enhance communication and help Scrum Masters better understand their teams.
Fun Retrospective Ideas: “Movies/Cinema” Concept
Movies/Cinema’ concept for a fun and engaging retrospective. In this article you can find the exercises, activities and techniques for this thematic sprint retro.
How to run a remote retrospective with your team
How to run an Agile Retrospective when your team is working from home? How to recreate a feeling of in-office meetings virtually? How to follow Agile Retrospective rules and get good results?
9 Tips on How to Run a Great Sprint Retrospective
We’ve handpicked 9 helpful tips for the Sprint Retrospective to make it more productive by increasing the team's engagement.
Sprint retrospective is too long, what to do?
There is a list of red flags to pay attention to and things you could try to improve the situation with too long sprint retrospectives.