Steve Berczuk on TechWell
"This is a book that I naturally recommend to every people that has to run retrospectives, but also to every project manager that wants to facilitate meetings to solve issues in software development projects."
Sofware Development Books
"A must read for scrum masters, agile coaches and project managers to assure that their retrospectives get the attention they need to get the most out of them as well as expanding their toolbox."
"This is an interesting book to understand and perform Retrospectives for Agile Teams. Highly recommended for Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches."
From the Author
We are both active bloggers at benlinders.com and lmsgoncalves.com. On our blogs we share our experiences on several agile and lean topics including retrospectives.
Blogging is one way in which we share our knowledge, and it's a rewarding one. We like the comments we receive on our blogs when people share their own experiences, and we love hearing from people who have tried the things that we write about.
Many readers have told us that they value our blog posts. We started thinking about how we could make things easier for them, by providing a small book on a specific topic - a book that they can carry with them that has hands-on information that they can use in their daily work. These thoughts led us to produce this book about agile retrospectives.
We are aiming this book at agile coaches, Scrum masters, project managers, product managers, and facilitators who have at least some experience with doing retrospectives. They know about the purpose of retrospectives, how they fit into agile, and how to arrange and perform them.
Having a foreword by Esther Derby makes us feel very honored. With us, many have learned the why and how of retrospectives from the book Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great that Esther wrote together with Diana Larsen.
When we started this, we didn't expect it to become so big in such a short time. Of course, this makes us very happy. We also think it confirms that retrospectives are important in agile. Every day, we hear about agile teams around the world that are regularly doing retrospectives. Our mission is to help as many teams as possible to get more value out of agile retrospectives.
Ben Linders and Luis Gonçalves