Languages: English, Dutch
Price (from): €3,600 / day
Ben Linders is an Independent Consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality, and Continuous Improvement, based in The Netherlands. Author of Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, Waardevolle Agile Retrospectives, What Drives Quality, The Agile Self-assessment Game, and Continuous Improvement. Creator of many Agile Coaching Tools, for example, the Agile Self-assessment Game.
As an adviser, trainer, and coach, he helps organizations with effectively deploying software development and management practices. He focuses on continuous improvement, collaboration and communication, and professional development, to deliver business value to customers.
Ben is an active member of networks on Agile, Lean, and Quality, and a well-known speaker and author. He shares his experiences in a bilingual blog (Dutch and English), as an editor for Culture and Methods at InfoQ, and as a practitioner in communities like Computable, Quora, DZone, Stackoverflow, and TechTarget.
About the training
In this workshop, you will learn how to scale agile retrospectives by doing them with multiple teams from a project, product or organization, practice facilitation skills with different retrospective exercises, and learn how you can introduce and improve retrospectives. You will also learn to do agile self-assessments and readiness checks and to design and facilitate retrospectives that help organizations to increase their agility.
Adopting agile often doesn’t go as smoothly as expected in an organization. Becoming agile is a learning process which requires that you reflect regularly and adopt your way of working. Retrospective facilitators need to have a toolbox of retrospective exercises and the skills to design and lead valuable agile retrospectives. The workshop Increasing Agility with Retrospectives provides solutions for reflection and improvement across projects and organizations, and explores how retrospectives can be used for successful agile adoption at all levels in the organization to increase agility.
Scaling Agile Retrospectives
Agile retrospectives are mostly known as a technique for a team to reflect and learn at the end of each iteration. This workshop builds on this and takes retrospectives to the organizational level. You will learn how to scale agile retrospectives, doing them with multiple teams from a project, product or organization. Explore ways how retrospectives can be used to share learnings and align the way of working in the whole organization.
Increasing your agility
The best way to learn retrospectives is through experience, by doing them yourself and participating in retrospectives. In this workshop, you will practice facilitation skills with different retrospective exercises from the Retrospective Exercises Toolbox. You will learn how you can introduce and improve retrospectives in your organization. You will also learn to do agile self-assessments and readiness checks and to design and facilitate retrospectives that help organizations to increase their agility and become more agile and lean.
This workshop is intended for:
Attendees should have basic knowledge about agile retrospectives and some experience with facilitating retrospectives. You can attend a Workshop on Valuable Agile Retrospectives to learn how to facilitate effective retrospectives.
Attendant of this workshop will receive a free copy of the ebook Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives in English or a copy of a translated edition.
I had the fantastic opportunity to participate in Ben’s masterclass “Increasing Agility with Retrospectives”. It is a truly inspiring training for all retrospective facilitators, which provides not only a wide range of tools for running different kinds of meetings but also establishes a deep understanding of business value importance. I am happy to recommend this training!
Anna Radzikowska – ACCA, KMP, Kanban Practitioner, Product Owner, and Project Manager
During the ACE! The conference we had a chance to host Ben as our trainer. Our attendees loved his training! Both Master Classes before the conference and workshop during the conference were perfectly prepared. Ben is a great trainer with a lot of powerful insights and a lot of experience. We simply can’t wait to work with him again.
Justyna Pindel – CEO of Wawel Hill and co-creator of ACE! (Agile Central Europe Conference)
Note: For Live in House training, all travel expenses of the trainer (visa, transfers, flights, hotels, etc) will be added on top of the training fee.
Understanding how retrospectives can be used to do continuous improvement and improve organizational agility
Establishing pre-requirements for effective retrospectives in the organization
Advanced facilitation skills for doing effective and efficient retrospectives
Approaches to improve the usage and results of retrospectives
The workshop is loaded with examples and suggestions to help you become more agile and lean.
Practice facilitation skills with different retrospective exercises from the Retrospective Exercises Toolbox
Learn how to scale agile retrospectives, doing them with multiple teams from a project, product or organization.
Design and facilitate retrospectives that help organizations to increase their agility.