World Retrospective Day: Paul Goddard's Retrospective Lexicon

  • Event date: 26th March 2020
  • Video Conference
  • Session will start at 5:30pm and finish at 6:30pm


About the session:

Retrospectives are pretty powerful meetings. They deal with the emotional, human side of work and are a time to reflect, create shared understanding and agree on action items.

Sometimes team members will have a lot to say and you'll end up having lengthy discussions but with no concrete action points, and sometimes you'll have situations where team members hold back or loose interest and not enough constructive discussion happens to get the feedback you want.

Whatever the outcome, words play an important part, in any meeting, not just retrospectives but they are especially important when emotions are high, and that's what makes Paul's creation very clever. His unique offering 'The Retrospective Lexicon' helps choose the right words at the right time in a retrospective discussion to capture your feelings and thoughts and helps structure your session to get those concrete action items at the end. Expect the session to be fun, interactive and insightful!

About Paul Goddard:

Paul is the founder of Agilify and is an established agile coach and trainer based in the United Kingdom. He has been assisting agile teams since 2003 and is a qualified Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Certified Scrum Coach (CSC). His first book Improv-ing Agile Teams: Using Constraints To Unlock Creativity brings together two of his passions; coaching agile teams and improvisational theatre. The principles and practices are so closely linked, he uses them every day of his working and personal life. A regular speaker at agile conferences worldwide, Paul is also a long-standing member and contributor to the agile community in the UK and Europe.