Retrospective Anti-patterns

Retrospectives are critical for a team's success. I participate in and facilitate a lot of retrospectives. I've seen many of them. Fun and boring, productive and useless. Overtime I've started to notice certain patterns, especially for non-productive retros. In this talk, I will share my findings and provide some hints on how to avoid them.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Intro
  • For each antipattern:
    • Describe it briefly
    • How it can be detected
    • Why it usually appears
  • Recommendations on how to address and avoid the antipatterns

Learning Outcome

List most typical retrospectives antipatterns and ways to address them

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Dev Team members, anyone who wants to improve their retrospectives.

Prerequisites for Attendees

none

schedule Submitted 4 months ago

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