See how to mine the experience of your software development team continually throughout the life of the project. The tools and recipes in this book will help you uncover and solve hidden (and not-so-hidden) problems with your technology, your methodology, and those difficult “people issues” on your team.
About this Book
- 176 pages
- Release: P7.0 (2013-01-29)
- ISBN: 978-0-9776-1664-0
Project retrospectives help teams examine what went right and what went wrong on a project. But traditionally, retrospectives (also known as “post-mortems”) are only held at the end of the project—too late to help. You need agile retrospectives that are iterative and incremental. You need to accurately find and fix problems to help the team today.
Now Esther and Diana show you the tools, tricks and tips you need to fix the problems you face on a software development project on an on-going basis. You’ll see how to architect retrospectives in general, how to design them specifically for your team and organization, how to run them effectively, how to make the needed changes and how to scale these techniques up. You’ll learn how to deal with problems, and implement solutions effectively throughout the project—not just at the end.
This book will help you:
- Design and run effective retrospectives
- Learn how to find and fix problems
- Find and reinforce team strengths
- Address people issues as well as technological
- Use tools and recipes proven in the real world
With regular tune-ups, your team will hum like a precise, world-class orchestra.
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Comments and Reviews
—Dave Hoover Lead Consultant, Agile Practices Obtiva Corp.
Two of the software industry’s leading facilitators have taken their many years of retrospective experience and distilled them into an approachable reference for agile team leaders. For all of the self-made facilitators out there who have been winging it, this book will provide a solid foundation to improve the effectiveness of your iteration, release, and project retrospectives.
—Johanna Rothman Author, speaker and consultant Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
Esther Derby and Diana Larsen have written the definitive book on agile retrospectives. You don’t have to be an agile team to take advantage of their book; you only have to want to improve. Follow their advice and your teams will be more successful.