What is Culture? Season 2 – Episode #8: Retrospective

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Kevin Redmond has been with the organization for more than six years and works from Tangoe’s Memphis, TN location. Kevin initially joined Asentinel in 2013 and was a Scrum Master, working closely with the development team in Romania. In that role, he was a facilitator and a team coach. Currently, he is a Product Manager for the Heritage product group at Tangoe, where he helps support more than 20 applications in collaboration with our support, R&D, and service delivery teams.

I met Kevin this past May at Tangoe LIVE inside of a packed and energized shuttle bus on our way from the Gaylord Opryland Resort to the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville. I liked him right away. It’s hard not to. But I didn’t really meet Kevin until we sat down together to record this interview.

Kevin Redmond, Product Manager at TangoeI didn’t know that Kevin held multiple certifications from the Project Management Institute and from the Scrum Alliance. I didn’t know that he lived all over the United States. I didn’t know that he is an adjunct professor at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. And I didn’t know that he and his direct manager, Karen Litz, use every episode of this podcast as a learning opportunity and discuss them together each week.

When Kevin and I were on that shuttle bus, I said, “Hey, if you are ever in our Connecticut office – let me know. I’d love to have you on the show.” I just knew there was something about him that would make a perfect guest. And so here we are.

In this episode, Kevin educates me a bit about retrospective meetings in the Agile and software development world, and how they translate directly to any field – any industry. From what I gathered, a retrospective is a meeting held by a software development team at the end of a project/iteration to discuss success, failure, and future improvements. The goal of retrospectives is to help teams improve how they work together, which in many ways is culture.

Here’s my conversation with the passionate and super intelligent Kevin Redmond. Let’s all learn from him.

About the Podcast

How does Tangoe—a global organization with over 2,200 employees in 11 countries, who has acquired several organizations throughout its nearly 20-year history—maintain, nurture, or alter its collective company culture? Can it be done? Before answering that, an organization must first discover its culture as it currently exists—without judgement. And that’s precisely what this podcast aims to do. Join us as we rediscover Tangoe’s culture through a series of candid interviews with employees, industry analysts, clients, and more. Learn more about the podcast What is Culture?

If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please send me an email at Rocco.Lungariello@tangoe.com. And remember: This podcast is available for download on both Apple & Android devices. Look for it today on your favorite podcast app!

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