* for agile change makers *

Coaching Cocktails

Retrospective Cocktails

Agile Retrospectives are a team practice that shapes continuous improvement. Retrospectives renew a team's mission to be better.

Personal Retrospective Cocktails are monthly meetups for remote workers on a fun mission to be better. We use the same patterns we learned facilitating team retrospectives. But they're focused on you. As a person.

Upcoming Meetups

— personal retrospectives—

photo Gerhard Van Deventer/Venture Photography, Cape Town South Africa

Gerhard Van Deventer/Venture Photography,

At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.

from the Principles Behind the Agile Manifesto

Monthly, Remote, Online

We invite all change-makers — especially those working remotely. While people are increasing their social distance, we're helping to reduce it online.

3 Questions (for the Human System)

We ask 3 questions from the pattern for adaptive change. WhatSo What? and Now What?

Alive and Grounded

Each of our Coaching Cocktail's Retrospective Cocktails is alive.

Full, real-time, personal facilitation creates safety for transformation.  We follow the classic retrospective framework introduced in the the book Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great.

Personal Retrospective

We're not working on the same team, or for the same company. Some of us are meeting for the first time. That's why these retrospectives are personal. You'll pause to reflect on what you need where you work. And, where you live.

You'll find energy in the group at the meetup that reflects with you online. The reflections are interactive with active sharing. But we never ask you to share anything personal.

Acknowledgements

Like most agilists and modern facilitators, we learned how to facilitate Agile Retrospectives reading the book Agile Retrospectives, Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen. We also practiced retrospectives in lots of actual rooms with lots of teams. Lots of times. Then we moved retrospectives online to offer to our friends around the worl — after we knew they could be as alive, present, and in the moment as the best retrospectives happening in the same room.

We learned the 3 questions for adaptive change from the Human Systems Dynamics Institute.