Jeff is an Agile Coach who considers the discovery of Agile and Lean to be one of the most defining moments of his life, and considers helping others to improve their working life not to simply be a job, but a social responsibility. As an Agile Coach, he has worked with driving Agile transformations in organisations both small and large and has published an open source book on the subject: leanpub.com/actionableagiletools/
Jeff is also involved in the Agile community outside of the work place being one of the founding members of Gothenburg Sweden’s largest agile community at 1000+ memberswww.scrumbeers.com, a community run agile discussion group which he has helped to spread to 3 countries. He also organizes the yearly conference www.brewingagile.org
Are your Sprint planning meetings excruciatingly long and hot? At the end does everyone agree simply so they can get out of the room? In that case, it is very likely you need to look at your refinement process, in other words, the flow into the Sprint.
Improving and visualising your refinement process and outflows will help help create clarity, improve results, and save your orgainsation a lot of time, money, and frustration.
In this talk we will try to find a starting place for you. We will look at a simple process to get you started, as well as a few tools you might find useful in the beginning, and finally the secret to all good refinement will be revealed!
Workshop: Better Retrospectives
Are your Retrospectives truly driving change?
Do you feel they are impacting the things that really matter in your organisation?
Do they feel like another arbitrary ceremony?
Do they feel like they are getting stale or not creating inventive solutions?
If they do not feel like the most valuable meeting you are having in your team then you should attend this workshop.
We will look at the most common anti-pattern seen in Retrospectives and you will learn exactly what you can do to change it tomorrow.
We will look at a variety of approaches for running Retrospectives to spice things up and get better results.
We will try out a variety of tools for identifying, understanding, and attacking issues.
And hopefully have a lot of fun doing it!
If you really want to turn your Retrospectives into an engaging and powerful meeting, then this is the workshop for you!