Great news for those of you in sunny SoCal: expert agilist Diana Larsen is holding an Advanced Retrospectives workshop in San Diego on March 6th.
The full title of the workshop is “Advanced Practices for Leading Agile Retrospectives: New Techniques and Activities”, and full details can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-retrospective-techniques-with-diana-larsen-tickets-8807454333
from her abstract:
“Agile Retrospectives improve any project or process — building on a team’s immediate past experience of success and failure. Smart teams and organizations hold Retrospective meetings iteratively, throughout the work cycle and at important release milestones. With effective meeting design and facilitation, Retrospective leaders help team members systematically evaluate their own performance, explore their lessons learned, expand their capacity and capability, and forge ways to continuously improve their work and deliverables. Teams can’t truly call themselves Agile if they don’t include Retrospectives among their regular work practices.
“As Agile Retrospectives become routine, they can also become stale and boring, delivering less value to the team. How can you prevent this? Keep your Agile Retrospective practice fresh through a renewed emphasis on team learning, collective analysis, and collaborative decision making. View Retrospective facilitation and design through the lens of Five Rules for Team Learning: Keep it Alive! Hunt Fluency, Start Obvious, Stay Focused, Adapt the Setting. Bring new activities and group processes to the meeting that will stimulate better thinking and improvements. In this workshop, Diana Larsen will introduce advanced uses of the Flexible Framework for Retrospectives and show how to incorporate the Five Rules for Team Learning in your Retrospective designs. Participants will share new team activities to enlarge your repertoire and gain practice in designing and facilitating effective Agile Retrospectives.”
Diana is a founding partner of FutureWorks Consulting. She is considered an international authority in the areas of Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions. Follow her on Twitter @DianaOfPortland and @FutureWks.