Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great

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Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2006 - Computers - 170 pages
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See how to mine the experience of your software development team continually throughout the life of the project. 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.

Project retrospectives help teams examine what went right and what went wrong on a project. But traditionally, retrospectives (also known as "post-mortems") are only helpful at the end of the project--too late to help. You need agile retrospectives that are iterative and incremental. You need to accurately find and fix problems to help the team today.

Now, Derby and Larsen 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. You'll see how to architect retrospectives in general, how to design them specifically for your team and organization, how to run them effectively, how to make the needed changes, and how to scale these techniques up. You'll learn how to deal with problems, and implement solutions effectively throughout the project--not just at the end.

With regular tune-ups, your team will hum like a precise, world-class orchestra.

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User Review  - StefanNijenhuis - LibraryThing

Nice introduction to retrospecitves an the need for it. The first part of the book describes the process and steps of a retrospective and shows how to prepare one. Next the book continuous with ... Read full review

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User Review  - ipreuss - LibraryThing

A good catalog of exercises for the different phases of a retrospective. As the title suggests, the focus is on smaller, more frequent retrospectives. If your retrospectives are becoming stale because ... Read full review

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