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Effective Retrospectives in the Enterprise

  • Start Date: Wednesday, September 16 2020
  • Start Time: 12:00 pm PDT
Location: Virtual

Join the Enterprise Agile San Francisco Meetup group to be notified of all our upcoming events. Due to the current nature of the world, all of our meetings for the near future will be virtual, so you can join from anywhere. September's meeting is on ​Effective Retrospectives in the Enterprise presented by Diana Larsen. RSVP here for a link to join.

Abstract from Diana:

I was standing in a ballroom at a networking event, distractedly looking for somewhere to stash my purse, while juggling a glass of wine. A familiar-looking young man sidled up to me, and whispered, “I think I’ve learned the secret of retrospectives.” Startled, I turned to him. He introduced himself as Dan and explained that he had participated in a pre-conference workshop a year or two before. Ah, I thought, that’s why he looks familiar. “So, what is the secret?” I asked, striving for a knowing expression. He responded, “When retrospectives go well, everything else gets better too!” As we continued to talk, I learned what he meant. Join me in this Meetup session, and I’ll share his secrets with you.

Diana wrote a series of blog posts about Retrospectives:
https://www.agilefluency.org/blog/2020-04-24-agile-fluency-model-retrospectives-part-1-focusing-zone
https://www.agilefluency.org/blog/2020-04-30-agile-fluency-model-retrospectives-part-2-delivering-zone
https://www.agilefluency.org/blog/2020-04-30-agile-fluency-model-retrospectives-part-3-optimizing-zone

Diana Larsen consults with leaders and their teams to create work environments where people flourish and push businesses to succeed. She is an international authority in Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions.

Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; and The Five Rules of Accelerated Learning. In collaboration with James Shore, she developed the Agile Fluency™ Model.

She is a past Chair and former board member (2007–2013) of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors. Diana served on the board [masked]) of the Organization Design Forum and is chairing their 2018 conference. She is an associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute. Active on the organizing teams of various conferences, she is a founding and current board member of Agile Open Northwest, a non-profit organization.