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ThoughtWorks embraces the individuality of the people in the organization and hence the opinions expressed in the blogs may contradict each other and also may not represent the opinions of ThoughtWorks.

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Blog post by Marcos Brizeno
24 July 2014

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Following up on action items

This retrospective activity is used for following up on previous retrospectives action items. Lack of accountability for action items is a common complaint about retrospectives. It is a simple and direct way to follow up on previously identified items.

Running the activity

1.   Open the list of action items (and their respective owners)

2.   Update the status for each item on the list.

3.  Add newly identified items

 

These are the possible status for the items on the list:

-          Closed. Completed action items

-          Added. Newly added action items to the list

-          Still pending. Things previously identified, but…

Blog post by Paulo Caroli - Funretrospectives
22 July 2014

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Tópicos para uma Inception

Segue abaixo uma lista de tópicos para ajudar no planejamento de uma  inception.

Lista de tópicos para a Inception em si:

  • O que é uma inception
  • Hopes and concerns para a Inception
  • Apresentação dos resultados da Inception

Lista de tópicos para esclarecimento do escopo (Produto / MVP):

  • Apresentação do negócio
  • Visão do Produto
  • Objetivos Pincipais
  • Personas e usuários
  • Features
  • Jornada dos usuários
  • Detalhamento de Features
  • Estimativa
  • Priorização
  • Planejamento

Tópicos mais técnicos

  • Arquitetura atual
  • Requisitos náo funcionais
  • Trade offs técnicos
  • Path to Production

Tópicos mais usiness:

  • Influence vs interest – Stakeholder mapping
  • RACI matrix – Responsible, Accountable, Consulte…

Blog post by Paulo Caroli - Blog
21 July 2014

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Livro: Métodos Ágeis para Desenvolvimento de Software

Uma honra estar com tantos amigos neste livro sobre métodos ágeis.

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Segue a lista de capítulos com seus respectivos autores:

  1. O Manifesto Ágil por Alexandre Gomes, Renato Willi e Serge Rehem
  2. A História dos Métodos Ágeis no Brasil por  Alfredo Goldman, Claudia Melo, Fabio Kon, Hugo Corbucci e Viviane Santos
  3. O Framework do Scrum  por  Rafael Prikladnicki e Alexandre Magno
  4. Programação Extrema (XP) por Dairton Bassi
  5. OpenUP por José Papo
  6. FDD – Feature-Driven Development por Adail Muniz Retamal
  7. Lean por Samuel Crescêncio
  8. Kanban por Alisson Vale
  9. Modelagem Ágil  por Rodrigo Yoshima
  10. Domain-Driven Design por Felipe Rodrigues de Almeida
  11. Test-Driven Development …

Blog post by Paulo Caroli - Blog
18 July 2014

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Sequence after a two day workshop: One Word -> FLAP

This sequence of activities worked well at the end of a two day workshop. Fourteen participants were able to share their learning and talk about what they take form it and their challenges ahead. The trainer could get lots of feedback regarding the workshop as well. It took 40 minutes.

Here is the retrospective agenda:

1. Set the context: the workshop is over. What to do with the learning?

2. Prime Directive: the Futurospective prime directive

3. Check in: one word

4. Main course: FLAP – Future direction, Lessons learned, Accomplishments and Problem areas

5. Filtering: Tell and Cluster

5.…

Blog post by Paulo Caroli - Funretrospectives
16 July 2014

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Retrospectivas Divertidas – video e slides na InfoQ

Segue o video e slides da apresentação de retrospectivas para a QCon São Paulo 2013.

Retrospectivas Divertidas na Qcon SP 2013

Blog post by Paulo Caroli - Blog
15 July 2014

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One Word

The One Word is a simple check in activity that allows the participants to share their feelings before getting into the data and details for the meeting itself. It is a good opening for a meeting as it acknowledge people feelings and get them speaking from the very beginning.

Running the activity

  1. Give each participant a pen and a post-it
  2. Ask them to describe their feeling (for the meeting context) in one word
  3. Group the notes on an open canvas
  4. Optionally, ask if someone wants to share more about their selected word

 Please describe the in one word

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This activity…

Blog post by Paulo Caroli - Funretrospectives
14 July 2014

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The Futurospective Prime Directive

‘Hope and confidence come from proper involvement and a willingness to predict the unpredictable. We will fully engage on this opportunity to unite around an inclusive vision, and join hands in constructing a shared future.’ – Paulo Caroli and TC Caetano

Blog post by Paulo Caroli - Funretrospectives
11 July 2014

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The Team Building Prime Directive

‘Cooperation is the act of working with others and acting together to accomplish a job. Team is a partnership of unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together. Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.’ - Paulo Caroli and TC Caetano

Blog post by Paulo Caroli - Funretrospectives
11 July 2014

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Urgency and importance, visualizing it on a graph

Urgent: a task for which the due date is very soon.  These are the to-do’s that have a near-by due date and have not been completed yet.

Important: a task with serious meaning which deserves serious attention. These are tasks with great impact on a goal.

 

The following graph helps visualizing tasks in order to prioritize the work as per their importance and urgency levels.

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The graph helps with a visual understanding for urgency and importance, as such:

-          the higher, the more important it is,

-          the closer it gets to the arrow (today), the more urgent…

Blog post by Paulo Caroli - Blog
10 July 2014

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