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Page 1: Gamifying Retrospectives For Distributed Teams

Gamifying Retrospectives

for Distributed Teams

Dana Pylayeva

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@DanaPylayeva

Agile Coach,

Scrum Master,

CSM, CSP,

DBA Manager,

Systems Architect,

Java Developer

A Little Bit About Me…

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What’s In This Workshop?

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Welcome To Your New Distributed

Organization.

Set up

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Distributed Team Challenges

Fear of Conflict

Absence of Trust

Lack of Commitment

Avoidance of

accountability.

Inattention

to Results

“The Five Dysfunctions of a Team ” Patrick Lencioni

Lack of

face to face

communication

Different culture,

different time

zones…

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Retrospectives

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Why Do You Skip

Retrospectives?

Boring

Ineffectiv

e

Waste

of

my

time!

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Time To Go Back to Basics!

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Retrospective Is About Learning

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Retrospective Quiz. Who Is Invited?Scrum Team

Scrum Master

Product Owner

Development Manager

Business Stakeholders

CTO

Face Painting Artist

All of the above

None of the above

Keep the Managers Out!

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Framework for effective

retrospectives

Set the Stage

Gather Data

Generate Insights

Decide What To Do Close

Based on “Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams

Great” Esther Derby, Diana Larsen

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Retrospective Framework

Goal:

Establish a safe container, ensure participation, get everyone’s voice heard in

the first 5 min.

Activities:

1. Check in: your feelings in 1 word.

2. ESVP check in

3. Review working agreements.

1.Set the Stage

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Prime Directive

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Not A Witch Hunt!

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Your Turn!

Retrospective

focus:

My First Day at

Agile and Beyond

2015

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Distributed RetrospectiveReal-time

collaboration

in GroupZap

On-site team

members

accessing

GroupZap

from their

laptops

Remote

team

members:

turn you

cameras on!

Video

camera

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Retrospective Framework2.Gather Data

Goal: Build a shared context.

Without it people are working from a narrow set of data – their own.

Activities:

1. Build a timeline with data

2. Feelings (Emotion seismograph or labels with emotions)

3. Mad/Sad/Glad

Major Events

During

the Last Spring

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Timeline In GroupZap2.Gather Data

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Timeline With Story Cubes

Rory's Story Cubes in real life and on your phone (iOS or Android)

2.Gather Data

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Building a Story Of The Last Sprint,

One Cube At a Time.

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Retrospective In a New York Minute

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yond

Distributed

Retrospective

Simulation.Make sure your seat belt is

securely fastened!

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Your Turn!

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Simulating Distributed Environment

Dearborn Paris

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Retrospective Framework3.Generate Insights

Goal: Figure out

what all this information means

Activities:

1. Many options:

- Learning Matrix

- 4L, 3H..

- Actions Centered2. Route Cause Analysis

- Fishbone diagram

- 5 Whys

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“Actions Centered” With Google Docs

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Retrospective Framework4.Decide

What To Do

Goal: Focus the team on the items that

can be addressed in the immediate

future.

Activities:

1. Dot Voting

2. SMART goals

3. Circles and Soup

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Retrospective Framework5.Close

Goal: Access effectiveness of

retrospective. Seek

feedback on the

retrospective itself.

Activities:

1. +/- /Delta

2. 3H

3. ROTI (return on time invested)

4. Appreciation

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An Alternative – Six Thinking Hats

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Framing The Hats:

Set the Stage

Gather Data

Generate Insights

Decide What To

Do

Action/

Close

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Get Inspired

• www.plans-for-

retrospectives.com

• www.agileforall.com/2014/08/a

gile-retrospective-resources

• http://www.gogamestorm.com/

• www.innovationgames.com

• http://www.innovationgames.c

om/2014/06/how-to-run-huge-

retrospectives/

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• GoogleDoc (check out a template by Ilio Krumins-Beens & Terrence McGovern

http://www.iliokb.com/2013/02/facilitating-retrospectives-with-remote.html)

• GroupZap

http://groupzap.com/

• Padlet

https://padlet.com/

• Lino

http://www.linoit.com

Tools for Distributed Retrospectives:

Rory’s Story Cubes:

https://www.storycubes.com/

apps

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Thank You For Playing Along!

@[email protected]

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and our awesome speakers

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