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Thursday, July 28 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Moose on the table: Enabling you to use LEGO techniques to improve your retrospectives (Mike Bowler, Ellen Grove) POPULAR

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In order for teams to step into high performance. it's critical that they develop the practice of having effective conversations about what is and isn't working. Yet in practice, the retrospective meeting is often the least-valued of the agile events: team members feel that their retros are boring, repetitive, and superficial.
In this workshop, we will teach participants how to design and deliver a really useful retrospective using LEGO SERIOUS PLAY. We'll cover the basics of this powerful facilitation technique, and give advice about how to build your own SERIOUS PLAY kit using pieces easily available at the local toy store. We'll also offer practical suggestions for how to design a retro that gets everyone talking (and building), and results in the team agreeing on action.
The participants will leave with a powerful retrospective technique that they can immediately use with their teams.
Learning Outcomes:
  • - How to plan a retrospective that includes each of the 5 steps needed to foster effective conversations
  • - Warm up activities to encourage full participation
  • - The foundations of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY (enough to be able to run an exercise with their teams)
  • - Retrospective questions to stimulate powerful conversation about deeper issues
  • - How to put together a basic kit for LEGO Serious Play

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Mike Bowler

Agile & Technical Coach, Gargoyle Software Inc.
Mike is a coach and trainer who helps software teams improve the way they work. He's been writing code for over thirty years and has been an active member of the Agile community for the last fifteen. He blends his strong technical background with a deep understanding of Agile and... Read More →
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Ellen Grove

business agility coach, Agile Partnership
Ellen Grove is an Agile coach and trainer who helps teams to do better work by coaching them to cocreate the circumstances in which they can work productively and effectively. Her Agile coaching practice is founded in over 18 years’ experience leading software testing, development... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT