Esther. Several years ago, I was called to help an organization that was experiencing system So here’s a primer for Agile Retrospectives, a process to . Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen Available from the Pragmatic Bookshelf. Project retrospectiv. Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great · Newsletter: (c) Esther Derby Retrospectives are an integral part of Scrum. But too If your retrospectives have gone stale, here are seven things you can do to inject new energy.

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May 08, Karschtl rated it it was ok Shelves: Now, Derby and Larsen show you the tools, tricks, and tips you need to esthrr the problems you face on a software development project on an on-going basis. It is very focused and clear on how to take action. Esther goes beyond the “how” and into the “why”. Now Esther and Diana show you the tools, tricks and tips you need to fix the problems you face on a software development project on an on-going basis.

Two of the software industry’s leading facilitators have taken their many years of retrospective experience and distilled them into an approachable reference for agile team leaders.

There were times when she focused on a part of her approach that I didn’t feel that I needed e. Ever have someone just start barking at people in a retrospective?

This book was a lifesaver when I needed more ideas how to engage my Sprint teams. Great management happens in one-on-one meetings and with other managers—all in private.

Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby

Apr 06, Rob rated it it was amazing. A practical guide to agile retrospective.

I think some case studies can help the book provide more insights. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. There are a lot of Agile books out there these days, this one is definitely worth picking up. More than that, i Scrum is a pretty often heard buzzword, but how to conduct it correctly? Diana serves on the boards of the Agile Alliance and the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, participates in planning for the XP x and Agile x conferences, and speaks at several software conferences every year.


Customers who bought this item also bought. They start with the introduction of a general structure for retrospectives: So the book might retrpspectives good for people who are Unfortunately the book couldn’t provide the information I expected so I ended up being disappointed.

You’ll learn how to deal with problems, and implement solutions effectively throughout the project–not just at the end. The tools and recipes in this book will help you uncover and solve hidden and not-so-hidden problems with your technology, your methodology, and those difficult “people” issues on your team. Using Data in Problem-Solving Esther Several years ago, I was called to help an organization that was experiencing system outages in their call center.

Big learning for me: If you’re facilitating retrospectives, this is a must read book!!!! I thought this was interesting, but didn’t really know what to do. You need agile retrospectives that are iterative and incremental. But maybe I can use some bits and pieces sometime. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Structured as a recipe book. Some are meh, some or good, and a few are great.

I’m not sure how you entered into the retrospeftives of Scrum but the true value that can come out of a well planned retrospective was never explained to me. Project retrospectives help teams examine what went right and what went wrong on a project. Unfortunately the book couldn’t provide the helpful information I expected after reading so many good reviews. You need to accurately find and retrospecyives problems to help the team today.


Seven Ways to Revitalize Your Sprint Retrospectives-Esther Derby

With regular tune-ups, your team will hum like a precise, world-class orchestra. The book is a collection of activities.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It starts with three chapters about the purpose of retrospectives, how to tailor one for your team, and how to lead one. Resources for learning facilitation skills A5. Nov 25, Mike Gunderloy rated it really liked it.

When you take the time to observe the team, notice potential topics that should be addressed during Retro, you can create an effective Retro plan. This one has been on my shelf for a decade, but I just pulled it off and read it again since I’m finally part of a team that is serious about retrospectives.

Talks about many games to make the retro fruitfull. This article first appeared on stickyminds. Follow their advice and your teams will be more successful.

Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Secrets of Great Management. Follow their advice and your teams will be more successful. If you want to improve retrospectives OR start your retrospectives, this is a great book.

I read this book in the 3rd year of my role as a scrum master and benefited by already having some structure of my own and opinion on what works and what does not. By professional developers for professional developers. A must-read for any agile practitioner, though I still wish for an updated version someday. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want to Read saving….