GOTO 2020 • Common Retrospectives Traps & Solutions • Aino Vonge Corry

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This presentation was recorded at GOTOpia November 2020. #GOTOcon #GOTOpia

Aino Vonge Corry - Author of "Retrospectives Antipatterns"

Improve your retrospectives by awareness of antipatterns.
Make your retrospectives enjoyable and effective.
Retrospectives are indispensable for continuous learning and improvement in Lean, Agile, DevOps, and other contexts. But too many organizations run retrospectives “in name only,” and fail to generate the value they promise. In this talk, Aino introduces challenges that undermine the effectiveness of retrospectives, and shows exactly how to overcome each of them.
Using the familiar “patterns” approach, Aino describes antipatterns related to team and meeting structure, inadequate or counterproductive planning, human interaction, and much more. From “blaming and naming” to too much smalltalk, negativity to cultural disconnects in distributed teams, Aino reveals traps she’s encountered in leading hundreds of retrospectives -- and presents proven solutions. We will look at body language, psychology behind retrospectives, online retrospectives [...]
This presentation is based Aino's book "Retrospective Antipatterns":

00:00 Intro
01:32 What is a pattern?
03:23 What is an antipattern?
04:49 What is a retrospective?
07:25 Antipattern: Prime directive ignorance
12:42 Antipattern: Wheel of fortune
20:41 Antipattern: Do it yourself
23:16 Antipattern: Disregard for preparation
20:01 Antipattern: In the soup
33:03 Outro

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