Retrospectives on Scrum Events

  • January 29 · 6:00 PM

Proposed by Reg, inspired by Gina...

Session Outline:
Neil Killick will present 3 X 10 minute talks on each of the following Scrum Events:

1. Daily Scrum

2. Sprint Planning

3. Sprint Review

After each talk Reg de Silva will facilitate a 10 minute Retrospective using a different Retrospective model each time.

After all 3 talks and respective retrospectives are complete, a final retrospective will be run for the Meetup session itself.

Following this we will open up a 20 minute discussion for Q & A and to also hear about experiences from the the audience.

We will aim to timebox the entire Meetup to 1.5 hours - i.e. conclude at 7:30 pm

Please bring a pen if you would like to participate in providing feedback during the Retrospectives.


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  • Marina Z.

    My feedback is very late in coming, but better late than never, I suppose!

    A big thank you to Neill, Reg and Trung for a fantastic presention. I found it very informative, insightful and enjoyable.

    Some comments:

    - The event was very well organised and structured.
    - Impressed with the info packs that were prepared and given to us.
    - Method of delivery was engaging - 3 speakers alternating, use of whiteboard, use of visual tools, audience interaction.
    - 'Leading by example' - Neill, Reg and Trung walked their talk and responded immediately to feedback.

    I took the different Retro approaches back to my team and we tried the Starfish method at our Retro last week. It lent itself to immediately identifiable action items.

    Looking forward tp future events!

    Many thanks!


    2 · February 10

  • Edmund O.

    Thought I'd share some less well known links on Retrospectives that others may find interesting/helpful:­­­­

    And Jason's great slidedeck:­

    2 · January 31

    • Ganesh D.

      Thanks Edmund for sharing. I love this attitude of meetup/lean coffee members who want to share their knowledge so that it can be useful for others.

      2 · January 31

  • Ashley P.

    Great presentation. Thanks everyone especially Reg and Neil. You guys do great work do to this free out of business hours. Thanks also to envato for hosting.

    3 · January 31

  • Kanatcha S.

    Thanks guys. Had a great time at my first meet up ever! :)

    2 · January 30

  • Kelsey van H.

    Great summary by Ganesh. I got several useful takeaways, ideas for now and later. Great work from both presenters and facilitators. Thanks for making this happen.

    2 · January 30

  • Ganesh D.

    Fantastic session.
    Neil really covered well each topic considering only 10 min given for each scrum event. Highlights being Neli's tips at the end of each presentation (which I am recording below for those who missed).

    Reg's concept of introducing various retrospectives on the scrum topics is spot on to get familiarized for those not familiar with them. Providing links to the material is awesome. Trung played an able assistant to Reg.

    Neil's tips (my taking)
    Sprint Planning
    * Forecast vs Commitment by development team
    * Sprint Goal so that related PBI's are picked up for the sprint

    Daily Scrum
    *Not a status meeting
    * Relate the three questions towards Sprint goal instead of random individual tasks

    Sprint review
    * Reveiw/feedback is the focus, not just demo.
    * Not a status meeting
    * Change 'Any Questions' as a feedback format to something which Stakeholders/Customers can provide real feedback.

    2 · January 30

  • Marcelo G.

    Good speakers!

    2 · January 30

  • Cathy W.

    A fantastic event with fruitful results, e.g. ordering pizza :) joking! Nice talk with many people.

    2 · January 30

  • Edmund O.

    Good idea for a meetup, learned some helpful tips-n-tricks

    2 · January 30

  • Reginald de S.

    As promised, here are the links to relevant information:

    The Scrum Guide (July 2013)­

    Changes between 2011 and 2013 Scrum Guides­­

    Retrospective Models used in the Meetup session:
    Retrospective - After Iterations/Sprints­

    Starfish Retrospectives­

    1 · January 30

  • Reginald de S.

    Speedboat Retrospectives­­­­

    Timeline Retrospectives­

    Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great
    by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen­

    Other relevant links:
    Force Field Analysis­­ (Section 6.2 - page 15)

    Safety Check­

    Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews
    by Norman L. Kerth­

    1 · January 30

  • Reginald de S.

    Hi everybody,

    Thank you:
    Thanks for the awesome attendance and participation at the Meetup.

    Also a big thank you to Adrian and Envato for hosting.

    Thanks to Neil for his informative, insightful and concise presentations and for being on the receiving end of not one but four feedback sessions.

    A big thanks to Trung Ly for preparing the visualisation of the Retrospective models and for his input as a co-facilitator.

    Feel free to contact me if you have any thoughts or questions.

    Thanks and regards,


    2 · January 30

  • Jo S.

    Fantastic session which was challenging and refreshing. Thanks to everyone involved – the preparation and facilitation was brilliant.

    2 · January 30

  • Marina Z.

    Sorry to be a pain but I'm running late; is there a way to enter?

    January 29

    • Adrian F.

      There's a sign on the door with a number to call

      January 29

  • Victor Z.

    Sorry, just realize I can't make it.

    January 29

  • Kelsey van H.

    Really nice space.

    2 · January 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi... ppl on waitlist want to attend and it would be really helpful if this event video is uploaded or a webcast is possible...

    January 29

  • Theresa N.

    Any possibility this is being video'd?

    January 29

  • Susie C.

    Lost my baby sitting. Next time for sure.

    January 20

  • Cathy W.

    I am new to Melbourne, and do want to continue the agile life!

    2 · January 13

    • Cathy W.

      I am in waiting list, however, retrospective is a topic I do love to talk about! We had 11 scrum teams in 2013, I may share a few things with you, maybe next time. :( sad...

      January 19

  • Neil K.

    Reg has asked me to present, and am more than happy to do so :) See you all then.

    1 · January 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy new year, folks!

    I'm disappointed to be missing this but will be overseas.

    January 10

  • Craig W B.

    Thanks to Adrian and James at Envato for hosting us!

    2 · January 9

  • Gina R.

    Hi, Is anyone interested in retros as a topic?

    1 · January 6

    • Reginald de S.

      Here's a thought: We could run 3 X 10 minute lightning talks (maybe on each of the following Scrum Events/meetings: Daily Scrum; Sprint Planning and Sprint Review) and after each session facilitate a 10 minute retro with the audience each using a different retro method such as "End of Sprint Retro", "Starfish Retro";"FRIM";­­ "Force Field Analysis"; etc. and maybe even run another retro at the end to solicit feedback on the Meetup session itself...

      2 · January 7

    • Craig W B.

      Sounds good Reg

      1 · January 8

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