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Personal Retrospectives: An Agile Exploratorium


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Registration and Networking 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM - Presentation
7:15 PM - 7:30 PM - Networking break
7:30 PM - 7:40 PM - Lightning Talk(s)
7:40 PM - 8:20 PM - Group exercises
8:20 PM - 8:25 PM - Takeaways and Retrospective
8:25 PM - 8:30 PM - Raffle(s)
8:30 PM - Adjourn

PDU Info:

Category "B", 2 PDUs for PMPs and PMI-ACPs


This event includes FREE food and beverages!


Your agility evolves when you know exactly who you are.

By attending this event, you will:

• Describe why Personal Retrospectives are particularly important for agile practitioners

• Recognize the importance of systems thinking and double-loop learning in all retrospectives

• See how tools, techniques and practices they are already familiar with can be used in the outlined approach

• Use the outlined approach to construct a retrospective aligned with a Purpose uniquely their own

About the speaker - 

Ainsley Nies, CSM, CSPO, ACP, PMP

Principal @ Acorn Consulting Enterprises:

Ainsley is an independent consultant whose work is focused on people, their interactions and the development of sustainable environments for learning and continuous improvement. She also teaches a variety of Agile Management courses at UC Berkeley Extension and in the Golden Gate University, Ageno School of Business. Ainsley is co-author with Diana Larsen of “Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams and Projects, Director of the Agile Open Program for the Agile Alliance, and active in the PMI Agile Community of Practice and several other professional organizations.


By RSVP to this event, you agree to allow taking pictures and videos of the event including yourself. We plan to upload these pictures and videos to this meetup and on few other social media websites.

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  • Anu B.

    Meet was great. If you need a timer, I can do it.
    Do you provide us meeting notice when one is scheduled? Thank you.

    1 · June 20, 2014

    • Anup D.

      Hi Anu, Thanks for extending help. Appreciate your willingness. Generally, we manage the time aspect pretty well. It's a reminder to get the discipline back in action. How Fascinating!!

      June 20, 2014

  • Elina R.

    great material covered by Ainsley, wish there was little bit more time! lots to digest but enjoyed it very much.

    2 · June 20, 2014

  • David B.

    Unfortunate pacing, with great content

    2 · June 20, 2014

  • Bill D.

    Thank You Ainsley!

    1 · June 20, 2014

  • Barb H.

    Great, friendly group. Ainsley's talk has made me think about doing an inventory, and she suggested a solstice, which is tomorrow. Looking forward to starting.

    2 · June 20, 2014

  • C .Keith R.

    Every meet-up I consider going to meets in the third week of the month. Schedule conflict.

    June 17, 2014

    • Anup D.

      The monthly events don't follow a particular day of the week or a week of the month cadence. These events are scheduled depending on when the speaker I intend to bring is available and when the meeting room is available. The last couple events in the third week has been a coincidence. Hope you attend the ones that do not fall in the 3rd week.

      June 20, 2014

  • Brenda E.

    Ainsley's presentation was packed with interesting ideas. Some of them are immediately applicable. But now I also have an excuse to go to Palm Springs, or at least the coast, to work on action plans.

    3 · June 20, 2014

  • Peter M. A.

    Ainsley packed the room and gave thoughtful insight into conducting personal and group Retros. Needed more time to cover all of the content.

    3 · June 20, 2014

  • Kelly B.

    Loved the group, Ainsley was super, a lot of material -- so glad the slides are coming.

    3 · June 19, 2014

  • Janet

    I really enjoyed Ainsley's presentation and the group activity. Such a fun group of people.

    3 · June 19, 2014

  • Anjali R.

    Sorry, can't make it today.

    June 19, 2014

    • Anup D.

      We will miss you, Anjali. Hope you changed your RSVP to "No"

      June 19, 2014

  • Steve M.

    Going to Utah so I can't make it...

    June 15, 2014

    • Anup D.

      We will miss you twice in a row.

      June 15, 2014

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