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What to do when your team won't to talk In Retrospectives w/ Adam Weisbart

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This episode features a student question and a special appearance by Adam Weisbart. 

I recently had a student in class who was struggling to get her team to participate during retrospectives. This is a fairly common problem for teams that are either trying to get the hang of how to run a retro, or teams that may have stuck with a particular tactic for so long that it has stopped working. 

I invited Adam Weisbart to join me for the podcast. If Adam's name sounds familiar, it may be because you've taken a class from him, seen him speak at a conference, watched the video "Sh*t Bad Scrum Masters Say", or because you've used his Agile Adlibs or his retrospective facilitation kit, Recess. (We'll be spending time on those last two during the interview.)

If you've got teams that aren't fully engaging during your Retrospectives, you are not alone. This podcast has some ideas that should help you get that turned around.


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Thank you.
Fantastic information. Thank you, for sharing your insights with us.

Hi Dave,

I suppose Ice breakers are for new teams, people to get started to talking and getting to know each other. Whereas ice breaker for a retrospective meetings wherein teams are working together, meet every day, work together, discuss progresses and then at a retrospective to be silent – did not seem to be a correct approach. If I missed understanding – look forward to your guidance.

Thank you for sharing your ideas on improving the retro sessions.

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