Reinforcement for Running Retrospectives
By Kiron D. Bondale
Retrospectives are a common, regularly practiced ceremony on projects managed using an agile delivery method.
But why stop there?
There’s no reason that retrospectives couldn’t be applied to traditional projects too, it’s just that some improvement ideas might not be immediately applicable in a non-iterative lifecycle.
But won’t it cost a lot more effort to conduct regular retrospectives rather than waiting till we get to the end of our projects? To defuse that concern, here are some reasons why retrospectives are superior to traditional lessons learned approaches.
We all want to help our company but charity begins at home! Why wait till the end of a project where the only beneficiaries of learnings will be teams on future projects if there is an opportunity to reinforce good practices and course correct on others to the benefit of your project?
Sharing knowledge is a good first step, but actually applying that knowledge is when we now whether the lessons are valid or not. Read the Complete Article