January Chapter Meeting - Blacksburg

Date: January 24th, 2019
Location: Concept Conf. Room, 1880 Pratt Drive Suite 2018, Blacksburg, VA
Time: 6-8:30pm

Topic: Retrospectives - Taking the Time to Improve
Speaker: Tracy D'Souza & Dr. David Gray

The session will cover:

  • Activity illustrating the value of retrospectives
  • An overview of the stages of a retrospective
  • When to do certain retrospectives (sprint, release, project, program)
  • Provide resources and activities to set the stage for an open, collaborative retrospective culminating with measurable action items

Tracy D'Souza, CSM, CSPO, Certified LeSS Practitioner, ICP-ATF, ICP-ACC, is the Agile Mentor at Excella's Extension Center in Blacksburg. Through Excella's award-winning internship program, students gain hands-on experience and expand their skillsets under the mentorship of Excella’s technologists. Tracy has led scaled multi-product data science, microservice, and web-based teams, customizing Agile frameworks for improved delivery and high performing team culture.

David Gray, Ph.D. has worked in Engineering Research and Development in the New River Valley for the past ten years. Through positions as Senior engineering and Director of R&D, David has extensive experience in project proposal, initiation, management, and close-out. Dr. Gray is currently working as an instructor with the Engineering Education department at Virginia Tech, and provides engineering leadership consulting to middle-management employees.

6:00 – 6:45 – Networking and Food
6:45 – 7:00 – Introductions and Chapter Business
7:00 – 8:00 – Interactive Presentation


Thanks to our Blacksburg committee for setting up this event!

Event Properties

Event Date 01-24-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 01-24-2019 8:00 pm
Individual Price Member $15 / Non-Member $20
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