Posts Tagged "retrospective"

Timeouts and retrospectives

We use timeouts and a couple of different retrospectives to drive improvement. Stop-the-line events like Pomodoro timeouts and Pomodoro retrospectives happen spontaneously…

Pomodoro galore

Almost everything for us is now a pomodoro. Some time ago we replaced the per-iteration planning game with on-demand planning pomodoros and…

Reflecting at the Fun Day

We said there was a whole lotta fun to be had at our end of project retrospective fun day and that’s exactly…

Actions from retrospectives

A retrospective is pretty pointless if you don’t come out of it with an action, which you then take in the next…

A whole lotta fun to be had

We’re going to have a fun day on Friday to celebrate the success of our most recent client. We’ll start the day…

What makes an effective pairing session?

Jeff Home and Dan Nye are working with us in a team at one of our larger clients. Jeff sent me this write-up on their…

A ‘nut it out’ norm

I really like the idea of having a team norm in place to help deal with interpersonal conflict. The norm would require…

People do pair-programming

On the whole our team is pretty good at pair programming. Our promiscuity is ramping up nicely and we’re now using the…

What’s The Prime Directive really about?

An interesting conversation surfaced on InfoQ that questioned the Retrospective Prime Directive. I’ve paraphrased a lot of it here. The Prime Directive…

Acting ‘as if’ is self-fulfilling

Mahatma Gandhi said: Be the change you want to see. Enact the changes you seek. Fulfill your resolutions, be what you want…

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