Monday, July 19, 2010

Book link - Agile Retrospectives

Here's a book that must be on every ScrumMaster's book shelf:

Retrospectives are among the most commonly overlooked, yet most important agile practices.  Without the "inspect and adapt" cycle of teams examining how they work together, there is little chance that they'll enter the state of continuous improvement.

Agile Retrospectives shows you how to best facilitate this essential practice and to keep it fresh by choosing from many different types of retrospectives.   It offers great advice on eliciting feedback from everyone and digging deep into underlying issues.

Retrospectives will be the topic of my IGDA Leadership Forum 2010 session.  We'll be talking about the best flow for retrospectives and running a few of them to discuss how well the Leadership Forum functioned.