#Slinkythink Sessions, Vol 09 | Retrospectives, Refined: Open and Honest

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The #Slinkythink Sessions, Volume 009

Retrospectives, Refined: Open and Honest

Wednesday, July 24th
1pm - 2:00pm
Free online webinar

During The #Slinkythink Sessons, we're covering a new topic every two weeks, diving in into the three pillars of our mission:




You decide what we talk about. We deliver you impactful insights, perspectives, and strategies you can add to your toolkit to empower your professional and personal journey.

These webinars are free and open to the public. Like multitasking? There's no such thing, but we get it that life's busy. That's ok - we'd still love to have you. This is a view-only webinar. Just grab some headphones, log in, and we'll take care of the rest. You'll have the chance to engage with us directly via Zoom chat.

A bit about this webinar...

As described in the Scrum Guide, a Sprint Retrospective the team discusses:

  • What went well in the Sprint?

  • What could be improved?

  • What will we commit to improve in the next Sprint?

Sure it seems simple - ask these questions at the end of a sprint, and each individual within the team will willingly share their faults, struggles, and in turn, challenge each other to be better as well. But as you can imagine, running a quality Retrospective is often difficult because it requires a sense of vulnerability and safety within the team to share with one another that isn't always present.

Retrospectives always involve humans, and humans are complicated. So how can we be more open with one another while still being respectful and productive?

Join us for this free webinar, where we'll...

  • Dive into the basics of the Retrospective - not only WHAT great Retrospectives look like, but taking a closer look at WHY these events truly matter.

  • Uncover a variety of communicative strategies and soft skills you can use to bring new life into these crucial conversations through openess, honesty, and trust.

  • Unpack creative ways of utilizing the latest technology for fostering meaningful, quality Retrospectives for any and all teams, distributed or not.

Ultimately, you'll leave with a better understanding of how to faciliate Retrospectives while feeling more empowered to lead your teams to truly seizing opportunities for continuous improvement.

Meet "Team #Slinkythink"

Chris has accumulated more than 30 years of executive level experience in software development. He’s directly influenced various levels of start-ups such as Stratice Healthcare, where he served as the Chief Technology Officer, in addition to numerous Fortune 500 companies such as Experian, Fidelity National, and Angie’s List, where he last served as a Senior Director.

He's most recently dedicated his focus to guiding teams through Agile transformations and processes in a variety of industries. Since 2011, he's passionately empowered businesses and organizations to solve problems effectively and efficiently using Agile principles and frameworks. As a current candidate for the Professional Scrum Trainer designation, he holds the following certifications:

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Professional Scrum Master (PSM III)
Professional Product Owner (PSPO)
Certified SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC)
Certified Management 3.0 Facilitator
Work From Anywhere Facilitator

Drew is a self-described optimistic realist. He has spent numerous years serving and working in Indianapolis’ coworking community, and currently is a member of The Speak Easy and Launch Indy while most recently acting as the General Manager / Director of Community Outreach at The Bureau. Through collaboration with countless entrepreneurs and professional organizations, Drew is connecting, inspiring, and driving real results for Indy’s small business community.

He also acts as Emcee for 1 Million Cups – Indy, Board Member for Indy VegFest, Committee Member for IndyVolved, and as a Community Stakeholder for the Indianapolis Innovation Council through Forward Cities.

Drew is nothing less than passionate about Agile, believing it holds no bounds in its ability to provide valuable foundations to foster dynamic, honest culture to fuel organizational success.

Drew graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington with a B.A. in Journalism, with a concentration in Political Science.


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