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Agile Retrospectives by Ken Schwaber, Diana Larsen, Esther Derby

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Chapter 1Helping Your Team Inspect and Adapt

Retrospectives help teams—even great ones—keep improving. In this chapter, we’ll start with an example of an hour-long iteration retrospective. We’ll watch what the retrospective leader does, and then we’ll analyze the example so you can apply the process to your retrospectives.

Let’s peek in on a team who writes financial software as they hold their retrospective at the end of a two-week iteration. This team rotates leadership of the retrospective, and this week, it’s Dana’s turn to lead.

Small compass rose

After all the team members are seated in a semicircle facing a large white board with several posters at one ...

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