The THEMED Retrospective Handbook (eCourse)

Get that energy and enthusiasm back in your retrospectives in this ONLINE video series with a brand new structure and ten pre-designed, fun and focussed agendas to help your team improve.

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A focused retrospective can be one of the most powerful practices an agile team can apply. The combination of several great minds working together to improve the way they work can produce amazing results.

But many retrospectives are running on empty. Attendees frequently switch off or aren’t engaged while facilitators struggle to come up with new ideas. If your team is crying out for something a bit different, and you would like a set of structured templates for retrospectives, then this course is for you.

In this video series you will get instant access to 10 retrospective designs that are completely new from agile coaches Geoff Watts and Paul Goddard that you can apply right now to get that energy and enthusiasm back.

Take advantage of this new THEMED approach, which covers:

Topics to help everyone focus on a specific area
Hooks to engage all attendees as soon as the meeting starts
Events of the last sprint or iteration using interactive exercises
Meanings behind the events to help the team reflect
“Else” – the variations on the template and alternative perspectives to consider
Decisions they need to make as a team to move forward

This approach to retrospective design brings a sense of metaphor, fun and story telling into retrospective facilitation that you won’t find anywhere else.

Topics covered include:

  • Team Collaboration. Help the team find ways to increase the amount and quality of teamwork.
  • Distributed Teams. Help set up a team for success when they are not physically in the same location.
  • Creativity. Discover and develop the team’s creative side and stimulate greater innovation within the team.
  • User Stories. Help the team reflect on the structure, quality and value of their requirements by exploring an alternative to the popular user story.
  • Quality. If bugs or technical debt is becoming a big problem for the team, help them identify ways to bring things back under control.
  • Definition of Done. Facilitate an exploration into how the team might go even further than “potentially deployable.”

This is an online video series hosted on Geoff’s YouTube channel. Click below to access it NOW.

James Scrimshire

Paul & Geoff have done a fantastic job putting together a new and innovative structure for creating retrospectives. Using their THEMED approach offers a refreshing alternative to the more traditional structures commonly used. They also demonstrate that your retrospective content can be as creative and inventive as you can imagine and hopefully will provide the impetus for many teams to get out of doing endless WWW (What went well etc.).

  • National Council of Psychotherapists
  • Association of Business Psychologists
  • International Coach Federation
  • Certified Scrum
  • Certified Enterprise Coach

About Geoff Watts

I am the founder of Inspect & Adapt Ltd, an inspirational thought leader and one of the most experienced and respected agile and leadership coaches in the world.

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