Retrospectives workshop - a triple bill!

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When: Tuesday 28th February, 6.30pm

Where: Valtech, Basil Chambers, Manchester

Retrospectives – why do they matter? Einstein’s definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Does that sound familiar? Do you get stuck in project Groundhog Day, seeing the same mistakes repeated? The first step to improving things is to understand what you’re doing now and changing where needed. You can do this - with the right retrospective, at the right time.


1. The Zombie Retro – Anticipate project challenges and take stock of what successful practices are already in place.

2.The Ishikawa (fishbone) technique – Great at getting to the underlying causes of complex problems.

3.The Team Health Monitor: Measure your team score, on the eight attributes common among healthy teams.


We have not one, not two but THREE facilitators for this session! We'll be learning and workshopping with:

Sam Cann: Senior Project Manager at the BBC, Sam works on iPlayer TV. Sam believes retrospectives can break down interpersonal barriers, helping to escape the dreaded ‘cocktail party’ atmosphere.

Liz Calder: An experienced Business Analyst, Liz has worked in with teams in all sizes of organisations with all kinds of methodologies. Liz believes retrospectives, approached with an open mind, are the ideal way to improvement.

Matt Thornhill: Senior Delivery Lead at the BBC, Matt's work leading digital projects has fuelled his desire to keep learning and he believes that retrospectives are the best way to help your team do the same.

See you there!