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Recently I’ve done three distributed project retrospectives. I’ve heavily used the ideas in the Esther Derby/Diana Larsen book Agile Retrospectives to provide a foundation for these online meetings. Here’s their general flow with a few comments and one addition:
Here are some brief suppositions and observations:
It’s never the same as everyone being there! I view online retrospectives as a microcosm of doing the whole of agile in a highly distributed fashion. Effective communication becomes very difficult.
Coming back from a long Thanksgiving weekend is always tough. This year it’s tougher, as I had eight guests stay for four days and thus didn’t keep up to date on things.
I realized I didn’t properly offer up thanks during our chaotic Thanksgiving dinner. So here are some of the things I’m thankful for today.
That’s it. Nothing earth-shattering here.