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The Art of the Retrospective: How to run an awesome retrospective meeting

Analyzing the elements that sprint retrospectives successful and how to implement them properly.

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Continuous Improvement
Feedback Culture
Organizational Learning
Retrospective

Summary

The most important aspect of agile software development is the continuous improvement, and a great way to bake that into your process is by having regular retrospective meetings that engage and challenge the team to solve their own problems and make things better. However, these meetings can be difficult to run well and drive improvement. In fact, many teams sleepwalk through sessions, treating them as a box-ticking exercise that signals the end of the iteration. In this talk, Chris explains how to put together an awesome sprint retrospective. He discusses the following:
* Why retrospectives can be unpopular
* Structuring the meeting to succeed
* Setting the right tone
* Activities to gather data
* Activities to generate insights
* How to decide what to do
* How to manage retrospective actions