Category: Retrospective

Human Error and Just Culture

Sidney Dekker’s Just Culture made me thankful I don’t work in an occupation with a high risk of impacting public safety (those described in the book include aviation, health-care, and policing). In our society we believe that practitioners should be accountable for their actions, that without legal consequences after a […]

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Facilitating Agility with Transparency

Part of the agile coaching work I do at TIM Group involves running a large number of Retrospectives and the (hopefully only) occasional Root Cause Analysis. Both of these generate actions designed to improve (and/or shore up) our processes so that we are constantly improving. These actions are supposed to […]

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Devopsdays London

This is a blog post that was written in 2013, but somehow was forgotten about. So here is a bit of history! — Andrew Parker Most of our Infrastructure team and a couple of developers we had seconded to the team all attended the Devopsdays London conference a couple of […]

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The Seven Pillars of Agile – Self-Improvement

One in a series on the Seven Pillars of Agile retrospective. Self-Improvement To what extent do you agree that each statement below is true of your team ? Continuous Improvement We improve ourselves as a team over time Our team supports individual self-improvement We are always open to any new […]

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The Seven Pillars of Agile – Technical Excellence

One in a series on the Seven Pillars of Agile retrospective. Technical Excellence To what extent do you agree that each statement below is true of your team ? Considered Design We consider multiple possible ways to satisfy each business need, and make informed choices to achieve the best functionality, […]

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The Seven Pillars of Agile – Confidence

One in a series on the Seven Pillars of Agile retrospective. Confidence To what extent do you agree that each statement below is true of your team ? Code Confidence Confident that the code actually meets the user requirement Before passing a card on for testing , we are confident […]

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The Seven Pillars of Agile – Supportive Culture

One in a series on the Seven Pillars of Agile retrospective. Supportive Culture: To what extent do you agree that each statement below is true of your team ? Learning Everything we do, we treat as an opportunity to learn We embrace the face that when we a task is […]

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The Seven Pillars of Agile and the Spiderweb Retrospective

As part of our efforts to continuously improve our team’s working process, we hold Agile Retrospectives every couple of weeks. A feeling arose in the team that our existing retros were getting a bit stale, so as the facilitator, I was tasked with running the next one ‘completely differently’. I […]

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