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A Thousand Mile Journey: Continuous Improvement and the Agile Retrospective

  • 12/21/2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
  • Online using Zoom

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About the session…
Are you interested in improving how your team works and learns together? Would you also like to know more about the agile software movement?

A principle espoused in the agile community is that teams should regularly reflect on their effectiveness and then adjust their behavior accordingly. One way to accomplish this is via a facilitated gathering known as a retrospective.

In this session Nathaniel Cadwell, CPF and member of the agile software community, will share stories from a decade of working with teams and witnessing them improve their effectiveness via retrospectives. During this interactive session we will conduct a virtual retrospective together. You will walk away ready to design your next team reflection as a retrospective. Don’t miss out!
 
Session Objectives: After attending this introduction to retrospectives you will:
  • Understand the origins of the agile software movement.   
  • Know key features of a retrospective, and how its differs from other process improvement ceremonies such as a “post-mortem”.
  • Learn a popular framework for organizing retrospectives and ideas for activities in this format.    
  • Recognize top practices and pitfalls of retrospectives.    
  • Discover additional resources to learn more and facilitate retrospectives with your team.
Get to know your speaker:
Nathaniel Cadwell is passionate about helping teams reach their collective potential. He does this by providing coaching, training, and expert advice on how to organize and on developing skills to solve their wicked problems. A founding member and inaugural chair of the Belgian chapter of the International Association of Facilitators, Nathaniel is a Certified Professional Facilitator and frequent speaker at international conferences on agile software development, facilitation, and innovation. He helps multidisciplinary, multicultural teams teams in a variety of industries, government, and the not for profit sectors.

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