Putting the Fun Back in Your Retrospectives

Monday 16 September 2013

6.00pm for 6.30pm start

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Ken Clyne from Rally Software


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Retrospectives are a key mechanism of a continuously improving process. However it is a challenge to implement them well. Many are poorly facilitated and other just downright dull. It doesn’t have to be this way. Retrospectives can be a time for celebration, a time for fun and a time for team-building. In this workshop we introduce some of the techniques Rally coaches use to put the fun back in the retrospective including: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Break-Up Letter, Draw Me a Picture, Captions, Futurespectives, 5 Whys, Holding a Movie Conversation and Circle Celebration.

About Rally Software:

This BCS talk coincides with RallyON Europe, where Agile and Rally enthusiasts from a variety of companies will be gathering in London. More than a user conference, RallyON Europe is an opportunity to explore and innovate, learn from industry experts, be inspired by your peers and participate in Agile training courses.

This year's theme is Scaling an Agile Organisation and the agenda will focus on the three pillars of People, Practice and Technology. This year's event combines four different training options allowing you to take advantage of a full three days of Agile education. When you register yourself or your team for any of these trainings your RallyON Europe registration is complimentary.

Speaker Profile:

Ken Clyne is a Transformation Consultant with Rally Software where he pursues hispassion for coaching software organizations of all sizes adopt Agile and Lean practices to build collaborative cultures and continuously deliver lasting value. Ken has over 25 years of professional experience spanning the software life-cycle beginning his career as a software engineer developing compilers and air traffic control systems.

Ken’s focus of the last 15 years has been helping teams adopt lean incremental, iterative approaches. Ken holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh. Born and raised in Scotland, Ken now lives in Maryland. When he is not coaching you will find Ken outdoors playing golf, training for his yearly 26.2 mile run or just messing around with his kids.