As we all know, Agile, at it’s core, emphasizes team work. And, if you look at any successful Agile story, the key to it’s success would be a self-oragnized, cohesive team and other factors only add to this.
More often than not, Retrospectives are probably the only forum where the entire team comes together as a single unit and these meetings usually end up being crib (and ranting) sessions. And, because of that, teams are not very enthusiastic about retrospectives and these meetings become more of a ritual than being productive and result-oriented.
In this talk, I’m planning to introduce one of the key and very important techniques successful Agile teams practise religiously – the Appreciative Enquiry
As the name ‘Appreciative Enquiry’ suggests, the focus of this meeting would be on things that created a positive impact on the team and the project. I’ll share few real life examples from my projects, the effective of doing regular Appreciative Enquiries and will also guide the participants how they can successfully adopt this technique in their team.