Blaming and Naming: Recognizing and Avoiding Retrospective Anti-Patterns

Thursday, September 10, 2020 8am ET

Free Webinar

by Agile Alliance & Retrium


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.‍

On September 10 at 8 am EST, join author and experienced Retrospectives Facilitator, Aino Vonge Corry Ph.D., as she shares her insights the webinar, Blaming and Naming: Recognizing and Avoiding Retrospective Antipatterns, co-presented by Agile Alliance and Retrium.‍

In this webinar co-presented with the Agile Alliance, Aino will introduce common antipatterns that undermine the effectiveness of retrospectives and share best practices to overcome each of them, as discussed in her upcoming book, Retrospectives Antipatterns.‍

Using the familiar “patterns” approach, she will explore antipatterns related to team and meeting structure, inadequate or counterproductive planning, human interaction, and much more. From “blaming and naming” to too much small talk, negativity to cultural disconnects in distributed teams.  Aino reveals traps she’s encountered in leading hundreds of retrospectives — and presents proven solutions with a focus on ‍

  • body language,
  • the psychology behind retrospectives,
  • online retrospectives,
  • and different types of retrospectives.

‍Aino Vonge Corry is an independent consultant, who sometimes works as an agile coach. After gaining her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2001 she spent the next 10 years failing to choose between being a researcher/teacher in academia and being a teacher/facilitator in industry. She eventually squared the circle by starting her own company, Metadeveloper, which develops developers by teaching CS, teaching how to teach CS, inviting speakers to IT conferences, and facilitating software development in various ways. She has facilitated retrospectives and other meetings for the past 15 years during which time she has made all the mistakes possible in that field.‍

To learn more about Aino Corry and read the first chapter of her new book, Retrospectives Antipatterns, visit her website.