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Agile Retrospectives by Ken Schwaber, Diana Larsen, Esther Derby

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Activity: Retrospective Planning Game

Use this to develop action plans in Deciding What to Do in a release, or project retrospective.

Purpose

Develop detailed plans for experiments or proposals.

Time needed

Forty to seventy-five minutes depending on the number of experiments and the size of the group.

Description

Team members work individually or in pairs to brainstorm all the tasks necessary to complete an experiment, improvement, or recommendation. After brainstorming, team members eliminate redundant tasks and fill in gaps. The task are arranged in order, and team members sign up for tasks they will complete.

Steps

  1. Introduce the activity by saying, “We’re going to work on generating all the tasks needed to have our experiment succeed.” ...

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