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Tuesday, August 6 • 10:45 - 12:00
Stop complaining and start learning! Retrospectives that drive real change (David Horowitz)

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Good retrospectives (you know, the ones that actually lead to real change?) rest on three pillars:
process, and
What makes retrospectives so difficult is that if any of these three pillars starts to crack, it's next to impossible for the retrospective to be a success.
Ultimately, getting the right people in the room, utilizing a good process to facilitate the conversation, and following-through on the learning outcomes depend on having an organizational culture that encourages learning, transparency, feedback loops, and continuous improvement.
If this sounds like your company already, then great! This talk is not for you.
For everyone else, join me to explore how effective retrospectives can break a downward cycle of disillusionment and malcontent and transform you and your team into engines of learning and growth.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Specific questions will be answered around:
  • * How to create a safe environment for brainstorming, collaboration, and retrospectives
  • * How to balance personalities within the group
  • * When anonymous feedback is necessary… and when it’s not
  • * The role of ongoing feedback in continuous improvement
  • * How breaking the mindset around retrospectives can positively impact the ongoing employee engagement crisis
  • You will also gain an understanding of the pitfalls of traditional employee engagement tactics and how to overcome challenges associated with these efforts by deploying agile retrospectives to create a safe, honest and productive environment for teams to deliver their best work.


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David Horowitz

CEO and Co-Founder, Retrium
David Horowitz is co-founder and CEO of Retrium. Retrium is the market leading platform for effective agile retrospectives. Prior to co-founding Retrium, David spent nearly a decade between The World Bank and International Finance Corporation as a software developer turned Agile coach... Read More →

Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
Maryland Ballroom C