Seven Secrets of Highly Effective Retrospectives

Seven Secrets of Highly Effective Retrospectives


David Horowitz

CEO & Co-Founder

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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About the Presentation

Retrospectives are the core of agility. And yet they are often the scrum ceremony that is most frequently skipped. Many teams like the idea of the retrospective but find them boring, or worse ineffective.

Join Retrium CEO and Co-Founder David Horowitz as he reveals seven secrets that lead to effective retrospectives. You'll learn:* The best way to ensure your retrospectives lead to real change* The "pledge" everyone on your team must take before participating* How to know who to include in each retrospective* The single most important thing you can do to keep your team engaged during the retro* And much, much more!

Event Location

REI Systems
45335 Vintage Park Plaza
Sterling, VA, 20166

Agenda and Cost:

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Networking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Presentation

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Negotiation / Conflict

Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.

About the Speakers

David Horowitz

CEO & Co-Founder

David Horowitz (@ds_horowitz) is the CEO and co-founder of Retrium, a DC-area startup that makes retrospectives easy and effective. Previously a software developer turned tech lead, then a project manager turned agile coach, David has over a decade of experience building software in large, complex organizations and startups alike. In addition to his Master's Degree in Technology Management from The University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School of Business, and his Computer Science and Economics degrees from The University of Maryland, he is the father of two little ones!

About the Loudoun Community

PMIWDC is pleased to announce a new Community in Loudoun County: PMIWDC - LC! PMIWDC’s Loudoun luncheons are a series of free brown bag luncheons hosted at the REI Systems Headquarters, 45335 Vintage Park Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166, conveniently located near the intersection of Route 28 and Route 606, north of the Dulles Airport. The Loudoun Community Luncheons are held every second Monday of the month, unless posted otherwise. In the event of a holiday, the luncheon will be on the third Monday. (Pre-registration is recommended). PMIWDC – Loudoun Community’s goal is to provide members with a convenient forum for learning, discussion and knowledge exchange. The Luncheons will feature presentations by guest speakers who are PMI-recognized thought leaders, educators and Subject Matter Experts. This series is made possible by the generous support of REI Systems, a recognized leader in federal grants management systems, full-life cycle software development, and open government and transparency solutions.

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