27–29 September 2017, Churchill College, Cambridge

Exercises to spice up your agile retrospective

A 150 minute Workshop by:

Ben Linders

Ben Linders Consulting

About this Workshop

Valuable agile retrospectives provide the solution for a successful agile adoption at all levels in an organisation. They help teams to reflect and learn how to apply agile practices effectively, and support managers with ideas to set conditions for their teams to grow and deliver more value.

In this mini-workshop you will experience how using different exercises can help you to spice up your agile retrospectives and get more value out of them. I will also explain the why and how of retrospectives, the business value and benefits that they can bring you, and provide tips for improving retrospectives in your teams.

In teams, you will practise exercises from the Retrospective Exercises Toolbox to experience how to effectively facilitate retrospectives.


  • understanding the why and how of agile retrospectives
  • practising different retrospective exercises
  • seeing how to create a safe environment to run a retrospective
  • practising skills for facilitating retrospectives

Intended audience: scrum masters, agile coaches, tech leads, developers, testers, product owners, (senior) managers.

About the Speaker

Ben Linders is an independent consultant in agile, lean, quality and continuous improvement, based in The Netherlands. He is the author of Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, What Drives Quality and Continuous Improvement.

As an adviser, coach and trainer he helps organisations with effective 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 agile, lean and quality networks, 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 an expert in communities like Computable, Quora, DZone and TechTarget.


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