The Agile Cafe Podcast

003 Retrospectives - Tips & Tricks with Alistair Sloley

January 18, 2018

Retrospectives - Tips & Tricks, with Alistair Sloley

In this episode, I talk with Alex Sloley about Retrospects, how to run them effectively, along with plenty of hints and tips.  Alex is an Agile Coach and international speaker.


Background and challenges


What is an agile retrospective

Why have a retrospective

Do you really need one at the end of every iteration?

Characteristics of a good agile retrospective facilitator

How to create a safe environment to run agile retrospectives

How to run a successful retrospective?

Anti-patterns… things to watch out for… what’s in it for me.

Dealing with difficult team members.

Retrospective ideas and examples.

Retrospective tools?

What is your best Agile AH-HA moment?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Share your favourite practical tip for bringing about positive results within your team(s)?
Can you share a quality internet resource with the audience?
If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why?

The Agile Samurai: How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software Jonathan Rasmusson *

You can contact Alex here


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