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The Calgary Agile Methods User Group (CAMUG) meets the second Wednesday of every month (September to May) at Innovate Calgary. CAMUG provides a focal point for the use of agile methods in software development organizations in Calgary. Our members include software developers, managers, business professionals, researchers, students, and people from all walks of life.
The group has a local focus and our meetings promote networking within Calgary's agile community. We encourage members to ask questions, to offer to speak, to propose alternative meeting styles, and to participate fully. Each meeting starts with a half-hour "meet and greet" session where members can socialize and have fun. This is followed by a one hour talk by a distinguished guest.
CAMUG was founded in 2002 by Dr. Frank Maurer and Dr. Grigori Melnik at the University of Calgary. Since then it has grown to be Calgary's largest technology user group as well as the longest running. Topics that have been presented in this user group include: Agile software development, Extreme programming (XP), Lean software development, Kanban method, Lean startup, and many industry experience presentations and lessons learnt presentations.

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Get the Most Out of Your Retrospectives and Lessons Learned

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The good, the bad and the ugly of retrospectives: understanding what can go wrong and how to fix it
Understand the patterns and underlying reasons that make retrospectives unproductive and learn how to solve common challenges in just a few easy steps.

All of us have experienced a terrible agile retrospective at least once. It is the kind of retrospective you don’t want to be in, where you can feel the tension in the air and where people talk about something that has nothing to do with a retrospective.

In this presentation, we will rediscover agile retrospectives and unveil new tools and techniques to use as a facilitator or a participant to run engaging and productive retrospectives.

### Who is this webinar for:

  • Are you a Scrum Master, a Development Team member or a manager in an Agile environment?
  • Are you tired of wasting your time in retrospectives?
  • Are you looking for ways to improve your retrospectives and get the most out of them?
  • Are you committed to becoming more agile as a team and as an organization?

Retrospectives are an essential element of Agile. Make sure you use their full potential.

### What will be covered:

  • The real purpose of a retrospective.
  • Everything that can go wrong in a retrospective.
  • The role of a Scrum Master in a retrospective.
  • Using different retrospective techniques.
  • Six easy steps to run any retrospective successfully.
  • Examples of techniques you can use.

Daria Bagina helps professionals to create high-performing teams with the help of Agile and Scrum practices. She is a Professional Scrum Trainer and an experienced Scrum Master. And since 2019 she runs a small business at ScrumMastered.com dedicated to this topic.

Daria has worked as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach with a wide range of companies, from big financial institutions to start-ups with just 10 people, in industries ranging from technical products like cloud platforms and DNS servers to marketing and sales teams in the beauty industry.

Her goal is to build the next generation of leaders who will create positive change in the way organizations and teams work, measure success, and build products. She provides mentorship to Scrum Masters, Agile consulting services to organizations and teams, and a growing list of valuable resources including guides, templates, and online courses.

Additional Info
This is a hybrid event. This event will be interactive so be prepared to speak and use video in small groups.

Attending in person?
Food will be served at 6:00pm.

Online event will start at 6:30pm.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86489920294?pwd=TGV6NkhEZWNxMU9PdC95SGFDUUx2dz09

Please indicate in the RSVP if you will be in person or virtual.

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