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"Two of the software industry’s leading facilitators have taken their many years of retrospective experience and distilled them into an approachable reference for agile team leaders. For all of the self-made facilitators out there who have been winging it, this book will provide a solid foundation to improve the effectiveness of your iteration, release, and project retrospectives."
—Dave Hoover, Lead Consultant, Agile Practices Obtiva Corp.
"Esther Derby and Diana Larsen have written the definitive book on agile retrospectives. You don’t have to be an agile team to take advantage of their book; you only have to want to improve. Follow their advice and your teams will be more successful."
Esther Derby is one of the rare breed of consultants who blends the technical and managerial issues with the people-side issues. She is well known for her work helping teams grow to new levels of productivity and is recognized as one of the world's leaders in retrospective facilitation. Esther's articles have appeared in Better Software (formerly STQE), Software Development, Cutter IT Journal, and CrossTalk. She writes regular columns for stickyminds.com and Computerworld.com, and publishes the quarterly newsletter, insights. Esther is also a host and session leader at the Amplifying Your Effectiveness (AYE) conference. Diana Larsen partners with leaders of software development projects to improve project performance, support and sustain change, and build collaborative workplaces. Diana serves on the boards of the Agile Alliance and the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, participates in planning for the XP 200x and Agile 200x conferences, and speaks at several software conferences every year. She's written articles for Software Development, At Work, Cutter IT Journal, and Cutter's Executive Update and e-Advisor series. Diana is a founder of the Annual International Retrospective Facilitators Gathering.
There are a lot of Agile books out there these days, this one is definitely worth picking up.
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Great book, i learned a lot of things new, well explained and also good examples.Published 5 months ago by Alfonso G. C.
Very informative and worth investing the time to read her book.Published 5 months ago by Michael clewley
This is "The Book" on Retrospectives. All serious Agilists must have this in their library. Esther and Diana do a masterful job of explaining various retrospectives as well... Read morePublished 7 months ago by David B. Lokietz
I appreciated all the activity examples, I'll be using this as a reference in the future. One of those you keep handy!Published 7 months ago by Judith Sol-Dyess
This is an excellent book. It is filled with techniques for facilitating a retrospective. it gives a clear outline for conducting a retrospective, and then provides many tools for... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rae Fletcher
It is written by two elderly women to manage a young male dominated profession... It is addressed to teams that cannot control their "feelings" and they need to "express" them. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Konstantinos Stamos