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Making Time for Reflection

How often do you reflect on your career or life? It can be difficult to examine how you work and live to confirm that you are where you want to be. But using some of the same questions and techniques employed in agile retrospectives can help you evaluate your personal choices, too—and brainstorm ideas.

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Johanna Rothman
Book Review: Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives

Retrospectives are valuable but often neglected agile practices. Some teams struggle to take the time to hold them, and others don't know how. The book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives: A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises can help you keep your retrospectives engaging and useful.

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Steve Berczuk
Why Did Agile Fail on Such a Massive Stage?

News of the recent collapse of a welfare reform project in the UK has agile in its crosshairs and does little else but blame the philosophy for the project's failure. But a recently released retrospective-like report shows that perhaps the expectations of agile were unrealistic, to say the least.

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Noel Wurst
What Team Members Get Wrong with Retrospectives

Venkatesh Krishnamurthy explains some common misconceptions with retrospectives. Having a rigid mindset and believing that teams should only do retrospectives at the end of an iteration or raise issues only during standup meetings reduce agility and result in process-oriented thinking.

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Venkatesh Krish...
The Benefits and Challenges of Agile Development Rituals

Agile practices come with rituals and habits that facilitate collaboration and free the team to focus on creative work. However, it can be hard for an agile team to keep up with the rituals. Steve Berczuk writes on the benefits and challenges of following rituals.

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Steve Berczuk
How Embracing Feedback Helps You Avoid the Vacuum

Whatever negative experiences you've had with receiving, or even providing feedback in the past—put them behind you. Feedback is crucial to personal and professional development—as long as the mentor and mentee know their roles and responsibilities in the process.

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Anuj Magazine