WLP122 Agile, coaching and hacked retrospectives

In this episode, Steve Holyer shares why he works as Product Owner coach (amongst other things) and the importance of allowing teams to find how they best have fun together. 

A short description of "Agile" and why Steve coaches Scrum Product Owners.

The ever-changing role of the Product Owner.

Working with distributed agile teams and what happens when they start to play hard during retrospectives. How retrospectives help teams work better together.

Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen. https://www.amazon.com/Agile-Retrospectives-Making-Teams-Great/dp/0977616649/

Working collocated and working distributed.
When retrospectives get hacked.

Finding out what "fun at work" means for your team and working within that.

Pilar mentions "The Science of Great Teams", a study by Sandy Pentland.

How this playful team continues to work together.


Creating a live community meet-up online, using Zoom.
The virtual fish bowl.
Pilar mentions another recent episode from this podcast with Paul Thoresen.

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