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The Retrospective Handbook: A guide for agile teams [Kindle Edition]

Patrick Kua
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Book Description

Are you running retrospectives regularly? Perhaps you run retrospectives once a week, or fortnightly. Do you feel like you could be getting more out of your retrospectives and fuelling continuous improvement in your teams? You may already find retrospectives valuable, but suspect there are ways of making them better.

This book condenses down eight years of experience working with the retrospective practice within the context of real agile teams. It offers you practice advice on how to make your retrospectives even more effective including topics such as:

- Best methods to prepare for a retrospective
- Picking just the right materials
- Facilitating retrospectives with ease
- Dealing with common retrospective smells
- Retrospectives in different contexts including distributed, large and small groups
- A checklist for preparation
- Ensuring retrospectives result in change


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1009 KB
  • Print Length: 150 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1480247871
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Leanpub (21 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00916BRVU
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #96,586 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I am an enthusiastic developer often working as a Tech Lead helping teams deliver better software. I currently work for an agile consultancy in a variety of roles where I often coach and teach teams to work more effectively together. I rely on retrospectives as a basis for improving teams, and passionate about helping people make the most of them.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Crisp, clear guidance 26 Mar. 2015
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Crisp, clear guidance for the novice, and refreshing for the experienced. Recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good starter book for a retrospective facillitator 19 Jan. 2015
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This book breaks down the nuts and bolts of running a retrospective, sometimes to a rediculous level. For instance there is a section on doing outdoor retrospectives that reminds you to bring sunscreen and umbrellas. It also spends an entire chapter explaining how to run remote retrospectives, almost to a roberts rules of order level. These things are helpful if you need them. For someone who needs to get going hosting a retrospective this book will tell you exactly what to do, and some of the thinking behind why this particular method was chosen.

I wish this book had had a bit more of an explanation of the spirit of the retro and what you should be driving towards as a retrospective facillitator, even if that is just driving a conversation. All in all this is a very helpful book for getting started but will need to be supplimented by other books later.

The book did help me cement my reasoning behind why I was doing certain things and makes it easier to explain to others the method behind the madness. For instance there is discussion of using anonymous paper notes instead of opinions out loud to help those who are less comfortable in speaking up in front of a group.
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