Agile for Humans with Ryan Ripley

The discussions in the agile world focus on process and tools. However, this is a podcast devoted to the individuals and interactions that make agile work. Join our rotating team of agile coaches as they discuss the human side of agile software development.



AFH 101: Sprint Retrospective Ideas for Scrum Masters

David Furio and Ben Kopel (@bckopel) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss Sprint Retrospective Ideas for Scrum Masters.

David Furio – Ryan Ripley – Ben Kopel

Ryan Ripley is teaming up with Professional Scrum Trainer, Todd Miller to teach the Advanced Scrum Master (PSM-II) course this year. Whether you are a CSM or a PSM, this Advanced Scrum Master Course is the next step on the Scrum master journey, created and present by trainers from – The Home of Scrum.

  • Denver, CO on October 17-18
  • Washington D.C. on December 6-7
  • Tampa, FL on December 11-12

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • New ideas to facilitate your Sprint Retrospectives
  • How new formats can help bring out new insights from your Scrum Team
  • Why following up on Sprint Retrospective actions is critical for team morale
Links from the show:
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  • Philip Rogers Trello Board:
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  • Esther Derby’s Retrospective Course:
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Want to hear another podcast about the life of an agile coach? — Listen to my conversation with Zach Bonaker, Diane Zajac-Woodie, and Amitai Schlair on episode 39. We discuss growing an agile practice and how coaches help create the environments where agile ideas can flourish.

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