Agile + DevOps West 2023 Tutorial: Effective Engaging Retrospectives

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Effective Engaging Retrospectives


There is an agile manifesto principle stating, "At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly." Yet, there seems to be a pattern for skipping retrospectives; if they are held, they are beyond painful. Few people are interested in spending their time in vent sessions, endless repeating loop sessions, or simply checkbox go through the motion sessions. This doesn't have to be the case - we can stop the madness and head towards value. In this deep dive session, discover and examine the ideal flow of a retrospective and adjustments that help avoid common pitfalls. Expect to walk away with a variety of techniques that increase engagement, exploration, problem-solving, collaboration, and ownership.

Ignite Insight + Innovation

Tricia Broderick, co-author of Lead without Blame, is a leadership and organizational advisor. With over twenty-five years of experience, her transformational leadership ignites the growth of leaders and resilient high-performing teams to deliver quality outcomes. Tricia boldly role models putting people first. She aims to create inclusive connections and collaborations that challenge and support people in an authentic, vulnerable, and engaging way. She is a highly-rated trainer, coach, facilitator, and motivational keynote speaker. In 2020, she founded Ignite Insight + Innovation.