Sam Hogarth

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

In Retrospect

Many of us are used to working in Agile teams. But as time goes on, do you feel like retrospectives have become boring, uninspiring and less effective? Does it seem like the team are just going through the motions, but the process is failing you? Let's start from the ground up and fix this for good.

This interactive session will take a look into the surprising cross-disciplinary history behind retrospectives, leaving you with a deep understanding of why we perform them and how feedback is the "engine" of Agile development. You'll learn how to engage your team in fun retrospectives and you'll leave with a renewed sense of focus to make Agile work for your team.

Sam Hogarth

Senior Developer, Tesco Bank

Sam is fascinated with making teams work together better, and keeping up with the ever-changing world of software engineering. He has a decade's worth of experience in highly-regulated environments, across finance, biotech and energy. Whether it's mobile, desktop, web, server or cloud, he has the battle scars. In his spare time, he can run a fine game of Dungeons and Dragons!

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