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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Zorro Circles: Retrospectives for Excellence

Have you wondered how to progressively harness your agile team’s energy, focus on important goals, and improve outcomes? Woody Zuill said, “If you could adopt only one agile practice, then let it be retrospectives. Everything else will follow.” Retrospectives help individuals and teams adjust to today’s constant change and establish a sustainable pace to deliver complex products. Zorro Circles is a framework for designing retrospectives that employs proven techniques to gather and analyze information required to collectively solve problems. Aakash Srinivasan and Vivek Angiras introduce the four key steps—Pave the Way, Develop a Shared Understanding, Know What to Accomplish, and Executable Actions—to using Zorro Circles to create powerful retrospectives. Discover the essentials of designing retrospectives by understanding the multilayered circles of projects’ and people’s characteristics. Take away new techniques to design moments of inspection and adaptation in your organization’s ecosystem and enable excellence in execution, behaviors, and tactics.

Aakash Srinivasan
Independent Consultant

Aakash Srinivasan is an agile trainer, coach, and professional speaker who specializes in consulting with Fortune 100 companies and working with enterprise management groups and executive teams on leadership coaching and large scale agile transformations. With an extensive technical background and several industry certifications, Aakash is on a journey to bridge the gap between traditional management strategies and the agile mindset while helping individuals and organizations experience the benefits of using agile.

Vivek Angiras
Independent Consultant

Vivek Angiras is a management consultant, agile trainer and coach, and an expert in leading teams through the transition from traditional methodologies to agile practices. Vivek enjoys working with organizations to guide them to create high-performing, self-organized teams equipped to deliver quality results at a sustainable pace. He has coached and taught Scrum to various organizations of different sizes across industries including finance, insurance, investment banking, retail, government, and non-profit.