The Agile Retrospectives Bingo is a game to identify and discuss unproductive behavior in retrospective meetings, improve team communication and collaboration, and make agile retrospectives more valuable. It’s a kind of bullshit bingo which is geared towards agile retrospectives.
In this short workshop, we will play the Agile Retrospectives Bingo in teams. Half of the team will do a retrospective using role play, the other half will observe what happens. When an observer sees unproductive behavior, they will put a coin on the bingo card. The first one who has a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line, yells bingo and the retrospective stops. Then we’ll reflect and discuss what happened to learn how we can deal with unproductive behavior.
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.
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