Retrospectives. A Scrum Master's Guide: Expand your Scrum Master toolbox to engage your teams
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About the Book
Retrospectives. A Scrum Master's Guide: Expand your Scrum Master toolbox to engage your teams by Daria Bagina
Running a successful Retrospective can be challenging. Maybe you never run one before and you are not sure where to start. Maybe you run dozens of them and you see that they are not as productive as before. The solution is in the tools you can use to guide you to better Retrospectives.Retrospectives: The Scrum Master’s Guide is here to help Scrum Masters run awesome Retrospective sessions and engage their teams in productive discussions that lead to actual solutions.The guide includes twenty unique Retrospective techniques and focuses on step-by-step instructions for each one of them. If you never run a session before, the guide will tell you how to and will help you be successful from the start. In addition to clear instructions, each technique includes speaking prompts to get you a head-start in each Retrospective even if you didn't have time to prepare. Take away all the stress from facilitating difficult discussions!To make sure you stay on track for your Retrospective session, the book contains a one-pager per technique that you can print and use as a cheat-sheet. Print all twenty and you can easily bring the whole set with you in your pocket.The book also includes some general guidelines and advice that can be used in any retrospective, such as different ways to run a voting exercise, how to resolve common challenges in a retrospective, and how to engage your team in advance of the actual session.As a professional Scrum Master with years of hands-on experience, I have collected, developed and tested these techniques myself. All of them are based on my personal stories working with a variety of teams. You will find a perfect technique that works best for your situation. All the great things that are included in the book:- Situational guide. A short explanation will help you understand what team and situation each technique work best to help you adapt your approach.- Preparation guide. See exactly how much time and what you need to prepare for the session.Step-by-step instructions. Clear instructions will guide you through the session even if you never run a retrospective before.- Speaking cues. To make sure your team understands various aspects of each technique, explanation examples are given for each step of your retrospective.- Technique modifications. Almost every technique can be modified to be reused in a new way and provide different results thanks to additional examples.- Facilitator's notes. Notes based on real-life challenges and situations are added to help you make your retrospective technique a success!
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About the Monthly Book Club
The Monthly Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. There is no Book Club membership. Anyone can sign up to join our conversations. There are just three key requirements: preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy of the book to the meeting. Note that you should sign up early as we limit the discussion to fifteen people so that everyone has a chance to share their opinion.
Come to the Book Club with an open mind and prepare to have your understanding adjusted as you hear about the book through the voices of your professional peers.
Studying project management and related topics through books is recognized and rewarded by PMI in PDUs, roughly on the basis of one hour of study equals one PDU. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.