Please pass along the information about the following class to anyone
you think may be interested in improving the outcomes of their
projects. I'd like your help in getting the word out. For a fuller
description, go to this URL:
"Facilitating Project Retrospectives and Reviews: A Practitioner's
At the end of a project, a team and organization stand to learn a great
deal by reflecting on their experiences. More than just a simple
review, the ritual of a retrospective gives a team a chance to tap into
new discoveries about what works, what doesn't work in their
environment and what could be learned from prior experiences. By
conducting retrospective at the end of projects, organizations can
become skilled at acquiring and using collective wisdom, accessing best
practice thinking, avoiding faulty decisions or reinvented wheels, and
assessing the chances for success for future innovations. Such group
processes require skilled group process design and skillful
facilitation. This one and a half day interactive course, based on
Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews by Norman L. Kerth,
will give participants an experiential understanding of retrospectives
from both a participant's and a facilitator's point of view, as well as
provide practice in retrospective design.
• Participants will gain a more thorough understanding of the theory
and practice of project retrospectives.
• Participants will gain insight into the role and expectations of a
• Participants will experience both participation in a project
retrospective and practice facilitating retrospective exercises.
• Participants will take away tools, techniques and tips for
facilitating effective retrospectives in their own organizations.
Upcoming Class: "Facilitating Project Retrospectives and Reviews: A
Practitioner's Toolkit" Jan. 22-23, 2004 at Oregon Graduate Institure
I will be speaking at SD West, March 2004, http://www.sdexpo.com/
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"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards."
Soren A. Kierkegaard (1813-1855)