Abstract: Part of what makes Agile successful is because the team strives for continuous improvement after each iteration. Retrospectives give the team important feedback to identify those improvement opportunities. The key is knowing how to get that feedback, and take action to make that improvement happen. Ron Whitebread will show you several tools, methods and tips on how make those retrospectives effective and lasting for your collocated and/or distributed teams, based on his experiences and observations.
According to the Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment, Ron Whitebread’s top themes are Input, Connectedness, Intellection, Maximizer and Learner. Ron has used these strengths throughout his career – in automotive, energy, technology and supply chain industries – to drive his passion for seeking a “better way” for delivering projects and technology solutions. He is a certified Scrum Master, and is a board member and co-founder of the Agile Leadership Network Houston (ALNH) chapter. By hosting the ALNH meetings at his employer Sysco, Ron is able to promote Agile mindsets and methods both within and outside of Sysco. He has also learned that the best solutions are often not prescriptive, but creative.