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  • Questioning the Retrospective Prime Directive

    by Linda Rising on  Feb 14, 2008 10

    The 'Retrospective Prime Directive' is a practice used by many teams as part of their continuous improvement cycle. As outlined in Norm Kerth's book, it is intended to foster the deep learning that is the heart of a retrospective. This article is an enlightening conversation, captured by Linda Rising, between senior practitioners on the benefits and the challenges of using this practice.

  • The Secret Sauce of Highly Productive Software Development

    by Amr Elssamadisy and Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Aug 14, 2007 16

    When Agile teams get stuck in the just-average Norming stage, rather than continuting to the exciting, high Performing stage of teamwork, sometimes they're suffering from an invisible "learning bottleneck" that stunts team performance. Agile practices require us to take time to reflect and learn - and a team that learns quickly succeeds.

  • How To: Live and Learn with Retrospectives

    by Rachel Davies on  May 31, 2007 3

    Traditional SDLCs say how interactions within a team and between teams should happen; a prescription that doesn't always fit or isn't followed consistently. Rachel Davies explains how retrospectives allow teams to improve their processes by reviewing past events and brainstorming new ideas, and shows how to facilitate a retrospective for your team.

Good Agile Karma

Posted by Gunjan Doshi & Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Jan 25, 2007

As we practice various Agile disciplines, the effects of our words and actions actively create, and re-create over time, the environment in which our teams and projects operate - for good or ill. 3

Book Excerpt: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great

Posted by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen on  Aug 21, 2006

Retrospectives are traditionally held at the end of a project - too late to help. Agile teams need retrospectives that are iterative and incremental, so improvement can start as soon as possible.

Book Review: Collaboration Explained: Facilitation skills for software project leaders

Posted by David Spann on  Jul 10, 2006

David Spann introduces Jean Tabaka's book, in which she shares stories and facilitation techniques to make teams and entire organizations effective, and provides templates to get them started.

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