April 2013

Learning from Retrospectives

CHAOS Tuesday: Conversations in CHAOS – Show 1: Learning from Retrospectives. In our first show, the team and our special guest, Ken Schwaber of Scrum.Org, discuss what can be learned from doing retrospectives. We first define a retrospective as a meeting held by a project team at the end of a project or process or iteration to discuss ways to improve future iterations or projects. We consider:

  • The retrospective process
  • How it differs from a project postmodern.
  • How to get the most out of a retrospective
  • Ways to improve communication
  • How to deal with common retrospective issues

Part of CHAOS Tuesday looks at resources to learn how to conduct and improve your retrospectives.

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Ken Schwaber

Ken Schwaber is the Founder and President of Scrum Org. Scrum.org providing resources, training, assessment, and certification for Scrum Masters and Scrum Developers. Prior to starting Scrum.org, Ken had a software consulting business for almost 28 years. He is the co-author of Software in 30-Days: How Agile Managers Beat the Odds, Delight Their Customers, And Leave Competitors In the Dust.



Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


Rick Brutti

Rick Brutti has more than 30 years as an entrepreneur and business consultant, assisting companies in raising capital and financial management.


Steve Swartz

Steve Swartz is CEO at SIZZLE PR. Steve is a veteran in public relations, marketing strategies, promotional concepts and direct sales using online, print, broadcast and cable media.


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