Understand what effective retrospectives are and how to make adjustments to agile team practices.
- One of the best things about agile is its focus…on continuous improvement.…It's based on the concept of kaizen,…which is a Japanese word for change for the better.…This was developed in the '50s…as part of the manufacturing environment in Japan.…Kaizen demands that the people doing the work…frequently examine how they work…and make incremental improvements.…The expectation is that you can improve the quality…of your work by making small adjustments to your processes…over time.…
Agile didn't invent the continuous improvement model.…It merely adapted these highly-successful practices.…The most common agile practice for this…is the agile retrospective…that's held at the end of every iteration.…In the retrospective, retro for short,…the scrum master asks the team,…"What went well in this iteration?",…"What can be improved in future iterations?",…and "What do we want to do differently to improve?"…The simplicity of this format provides the team…with feedback on what shouldn't change and what should.…
It also forces a dialogue and commitment…
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- Agile principles and the agile mindset
- Defining valuable deliverables
- Engaging your stakeholders
- Collaborating across stakeholders
- Planning agile projects
- Troubleshooting projects
- Continuous improvement