In this talk, titled “Retrospective – create happy, engaged & productive teams”, I go through the importance of the retrospective meetings and what makes a great retro.
The majority of the talk is based around a story of how the retro meetings changed in a team called HoneyBadgers and the effect these meetings had on the teams culture.
We had the fun part covered and from there we could build up a great team…I think this talk is a must watch. It helps knowing how I see the retrospectives if your working with me but more importantly I think this is something that is often missing when your building up teams…and not just for the facilitator, but for all the team members to truly understand the reason for theses meetings.
I’ve spoken twice before about things from the HoneyBaders team. The first was about Release Thinking and the importance of thinking of the end place for all work. The second was on Estimation and how to “estimate less” by focusing less on the size/effort of a ticket and rather the throughput of the team. This concludes the trilogy/eulogy to the HoneyBadgers.
Check out the youtube recording.