Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great

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Pragmatic Bookshelf, Jul 26, 2006 - Computers - 200 pages

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 held 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 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. 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.

This book will help you:

  • Design and run effective retrospectives
  • Learn how to find and fix problems
  • Find and reinforce team strengths
  • Address people issues as well as technological
  • Use tools and recipes proven in the real world

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

 

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Techniques called “agile” comprise a more iterative approach to developing software. In many ways, it treats software as an open text instead of a fixed product. Agile development is used in most ... Read full review

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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

Contents

Foreword
Helping Your Team Inspect and Adapt
A Retrospective CustomFit to Your Team
Leading Retrospectives
Activities to Set the Stage

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