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Agile Retrospectives Ideas: Games For Your Next Retrospective

by Luís Gonçalves
Agile Retrospectives Ideas

In this blog post, you will find a collection of Agile Retrospectives ideas. I have been trying these exercises for several years and I want to share them with you.

If you have some exercises that you want to share, feel free to contact me. It would be nice to publish your exercise as Guest Blog.

Agile Retrospectives Ideas

team retrospective
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Description

Express Yourself is a simple Check-In agile retrospective exercise that aims at visualizing the team´s ideas and helping to gather data early in the team retrospective session.

fun retrospective activity
Exercise

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Two Truths and a Lie is a fun retrospective activity that I have used couple of times to ‘break the ice’ at group meetings.

starfish exercise
Exercise

Description

In this exercise, I explain how to use the StarFish Exercise in an Agile Retrospective.Is a very simple exercise but quite powerful to get great improvements.

Retrospective Return of Time Invested
Exercise

Description

In this exercise, I will teach you a new exercise to close your Agile Retrospective.This exercise is called Return of Time Invested. It will help you to get some feedback on your Agile Retrospective.

Agile retrospective appreciations
Exercise

Description

This exercise explains a simple was how to use an Appreciation exercise in your Agile retrospective.This is an exercise that should not take more than 15m.

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This exercise explains how Kudo Cards can be used in Agile Retrospectives.In this exercise, we are focused on the closing phase.

Lego Retrospective
Exercise

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This exercise explains how to run a retrospective using lego pieces.The exercise is called lego retrospective and will make your retrospective funnier.

SailBoat Exercise or Sailboat Retrospective
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This exercise explains quite well how to use the SailBoat exercise into an agile retrospective.This technique is appreciated by teams because of its simplicity.

Exercise

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This exercise explains quite well how to perform the High Performing Teams tree.This exercise became quite popular because of Lyssa Adkins.

car brand exercise
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This exercise explains How to start an Agile Retrospective using Car Brand exercise.

Agile Retrospective Set The Stage Exercise
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This exercise explains How to start an Agile Retrospective using Constellation exercise.

agile retrospectives assessment
Exercise

Description

This exercise explains How to use Team Assessment Survey.This exercise is part of the book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives.

value stream mapping, vsm
Exercise

Description

This exercise explains How to Use Value Stream Mapping in a retrospective.This exercise is part of the book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives.

Scrum Sprint Retrospective
Exercise

Description

This exercise explain How to use Happiness Index exercise in a Retrospective.This exercise is part of the book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives.

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This exercise explains How to use Instant Retrospective exercise in a Retrospective

agile retrospectives exercise
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This exercise helps the teams to identify topics to Drop, Add, Keep or Improve

Agile Retrospective Set The Stage Exercise
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The Mutant Star Fish exercise gives great retrospective ideas to focus on people´s individual needs and performance. It helps to identify teams´ issues.

Energizing Retrospective
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Description

Energizer Retrospective - If you perform retrospective regularly you will know that each retrospective is different. Not all retrospectives are fun...

world cafe
Exercise

Description

The World Cafe format is well known in the moderation space, but is rarely seen as an Agile Retrospective exercise

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Luis Gonçalves is an Entrepreneur, International Author & Keynote Speaker. As a Management Consultant he works with Senior Executives to implement his ‘Organisational Mastery’ system so they can greatly increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their organisations; enabling them to become recognised and highly rewarded Leaders. Previously much of his career has been spent assisting various organisations become more Agile and better at what they do. Luis and his consultancy has now moved beyond Agile.

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