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  • Writer's pictureV. Lee Henson CST

May the Agile Be With You: A Comparison of Jedi Council Meetings and Retrospectives

Are you a Star Wars fan? Do you ever feel like the Jedi Council meetings have a lot in common with your Agile team's retrospectives? Well, you're not alone! In a recent article, Agile retrospectives were compared to Jedi Council meetings, and it's not hard to see why. Both meetings involve reflecting on progress, identifying areas for improvement, and planning for the future.


Lee Henson, host of the Daily Standup Podcast presented by Agile Dad, emphasizes the importance of retrospectives for Agile teams. These meetings help teams take a step back and do a gut check, seeing where they're at and where they need to go. But it's not just about making a long list of improvements. Lee encourages teams to focus on the one or two things they want to work on and improve, rather than overwhelming themselves with a laundry list of changes.


And let's not forget the five Scrum values: focus, openness, respect, commitment, and courage. These values are essential for Agile teams to succeed, and Lee reminds us all to keep them in mind as we work together.


So, whether you're a Jedi master or a member of an Agile team, take the time to reflect on your progress and plan for the future. And if you have any Agile topics you'd like to hear more about, reach out to Lee and his team at Agile Dad. May good health and agility be with you!


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