* for agile change makers *
Personal Retrospective Cocktails are monthly meetups for remote workers and change makers to pause and reflect on your personal mission. We use the same patterns we learned facilitating team retrospectives. But they're focused on you. As a person.
— personal retrospectives—
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
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.
We will guide you through the retrospective and hold breathing space for your individual reflection. We provide a simple structure, asking "What?" "So What?" and "Now what?".
You may find connections by sharing your perspectives, questions and actions during the retrospective. Or you may simply reflect silently and enjoy the retrospective vibe.
Like many 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 world — 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 Glenda Eoyang and the Human Systems Dynamics Institute—and the book Adaptive Change Leveraging Uncertainty by Glenda and Royce Holladay.