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Workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives for Teams

by Ben Linders

Languages: English, Dutch

Price (from): €900 / day

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About the trainer:

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.


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Workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives for Teams by Ben Linders

About the training

#agile retrospectives   #become more agile and lean

  • This workshop is given as public training, tutorial, and as private in-house workshop tailored to the specific situation and needs of your company.
  • Duration: Live in House Half a day – 2 days, Webinar 2-4 hours

Learn new exercises for your agile retrospectives, find out how to create a safe environment, and improve your facilitation skills in the workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives for Teams!

Agile Retrospectives help teams to continuously improve by reflecting at the end of each iteration to learn what is going well and what can be improved, and to do improvement actions in the next iteration. Retrospective facilitators need to have a toolbox of retrospective exercises and the skills to design and lead valuable agile retrospectives. In the workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives for Teams, you will practice exercises for facilitating retrospectives in teams.

A great way to learn retrospectives is through experience by doing them yourself and participating in retrospectives. In this workshop, you will practice different exercises from the Retrospective Exercises Toolbox to facilitate retrospectives. You will learn the “what” and “why” of retrospectives, the business value, and benefits that they can bring to your team.

Apply and Improve

In this workshop, you will learn how to adapt and apply retrospectives in your own organization and how to provide retrospective facilitators with a toolbox with retrospective exercises enabling them to do valuable agile retrospectives with teams which contribute to the goals and results of your organization!

Do you want to improve retrospectives at a project or release level, remote retrospectives, or use retrospectives to drive continuous improvement? Then I recommend my workshop Increasing Agility with Retrospectives.

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.

Learning outcomes


Understanding of the why what and how of agile retrospectives


Practice different retrospective exercises


Know how to create a safe environment to run retrospectives


Skills for facilitating retrospectives


  • In this interactive workshop, you will be doing several agile iterations where each of them uses a different kind of retrospective. You can choose from several retrospective exercises, like:

  • Effective questioning

  • Dealing with feelings in teams

  • Improving using strengths with Solution Focused

  • Root cause analysis of problems

  • Getting Feedback with the Perfection Game

  • Asking why?

Main benefits

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  • #Fast and cheap
  • #Highest level of proficiency