Agile Development Practices 2009: The Power of Retrospectives
One principle in the Agile Manifesto states, "At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly." Retrospectives are a powerful, repeatable tool to help your team continuously learn and improve. Linda Rising shares techniques for project retrospectives to help teams discover what they're doing well and identify what should be done differently. Not finger pointing or blaming sessions, retrospectives are structured interactions in which team members reflect on the past in order to become more effective in the future. Linda shares her experiences with leading retrospectives-both successful and unsuccessful. Learn ways to apply her positive experiences and a proven retrospective model to your projects. By taking the time to reflect and proactively determine what should be done differently in the next iteration, release, or project, your team will embody one of the important principles of the Agile Manifesto and help your company become a true "learning organization."