World Retrospective Day (#WorldRetroDay) is a volunteer-based, globally coordinated effort to share in the power of retrospectives (see more on worldretroday.com). In the Wellington edition, we will collaboratively create the agenda by trying to answer our own questions in 5 to 10 minutes chunks.
Retrospective is the most fundamental agile practice. Securing some time aside from production to reflect and share on what has been achieved since the last retrospective is the necessary basis for continuous improvement. However, due to its centring on human interactions and sometimes blurry definitions, it is quite often misunderstood and always hard to generalise.
Expected agenda (will be adjusted depending on the count of participants, questions and speakers):
18:15 - 18:30: arrival.
18:30 - 18:40: what is a retrospective and why is it the fundamental agile practice?
18:40 - 19:45: 10 questions answered by the community (see below for how to ask and answer questions).
19:45 - 20:15: 3 open questions discussed by the community.
20:15 - 20:45: closing retrospective.
20:45 - …: go for a drink with people who want to :)
Please register your questions as comments on this meetup page until the 31st of January.
Questions can be of any level (beginner to experienced). Please specify if you think you can answer that question yourself, in which case you will be provided with 5 minutes to do so in front of other participants.
If you don't know the answer to the question, others are welcome to reply to the comment and specify that they are interested in replying publicly, in which case they will be provided with 5 minutes to do so in front of other participants.
If no one offered to answer the question, we will allow 10 minutes of facilitated discussion between all participants to try and collaboratively answer it.
Please try to write specific questions that can realistically answered under 5 minutes. Don't hesitate to ask several questions. You are welcome to share your knowledge in a Q&A style, i.e. questions where you do know the answer perfectly are welcome as long as they can be of general interest to the community.
If there are more questions than would fit in the agenda, we will do an online dot voting early February to prioritise them.
À prendre avec vous
Bring a question and benevolence :)
There will be water available, but no food or other drinks will be provided.
Please use the waitlist feature if the event goes full, depending on the number of interested people we might move to a bigger venue.
This meetup is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone :)
Please review the full code of conduct for this event on confcodeofconduct.com.