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  • Packed with accessible, entertaining patterns illuminating experiences most team leaders, meeting facilitators, and participants have encountered – with real solutions
  • Shows how to go beyond doing retrospectives “in name only,” to build actionable plans and gain ever-increasing value
  • Endorsed by world-renowned retrospectives expert Diana Larsen: “A goldmine with precious nuggets including personal experiences, effective facilitation resources, and pointers for extracting yourself and your team when you’re stuck...”

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  • Copyright 2021
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 288
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-682336-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-682336-0

Improve Every Retrospective! Real Solutions for Every Team Leader, Facilitator, and Participant

Aino has shared a robust, curated list of anti-patterns and how to avoid them. And she has shared so much more than tips and techniques. You will find a goldminewith precious nuggets, including her personal experiences, effective facilitation resources, and pointers for extracting yourself and your team when youre stuck. . . .
Diana Larsen, co-author, Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great
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 dont get the value they expected. Now, leading facilitator Aino Vonge Corry identifies 24 reasons retrospectives fail, and shows how to overcome each of them.

Using the familiar patterns approach, Retrospectives Antipatterns introduces antipatterns related to structure, planning, people, distributed teams, and more. Corry shares traps shes encountered over more than a decade of leading retrospectives and presents proven solutions. With her insights and guidance, you can run retrospectives that deliver concrete improvements and real valuenot just once, but every time.

  • Find a common language, actionable solutions, and proven plans for solving the retrospective problems youll encounter most often
  • Recognize symptoms, assess tradeoffs, and refactor your current situation into something better
  • Get structure right: optimize activities and agendas, improve communication flow, and more
  • Plan more effectively: decide who should attend and facilitate, when to schedule your retrospective, and how much time to set aside
  • Handle people problems: deal with negativity, silence, distrust, disillusionment, loudmouths, and cultural differences

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author


Introduction: The Story Begins
Part I: Structural Antipatterns
Chapter 1: Wheel of Fortune
Chapter 2: Prime Directive Ignorance
Chapter 3: In the Soup
Chapter 4: Overtime
Chapter 5: Small Talk
Chapter 6: Unfruitful Democracy
Chapter 7: Nothing to Talk About
Chapter 8: Political Vote

Part II: Planning Antipatterns
Chapter 9: Team, Really?
Chapter 10: Do It Yourself  
Chapter 11: Death by Postponement
Chapter 12: Get it Over With
Chapter 13: Disregard for Preparation
Chapter 14: Suffocating Slowly
Chapter 15: The Curious Manager
Chapter 16: Peek-a-Boo

Part III: People Antipatterns
Chapter 17: The Disillusioned Facilitator
Chapter 18: The Loudmouth
Chapter 19: The Silent One
Chapter 20: The Negative One
Chapter 21: The Negative Team
Chapter 22: Lack of Trust
Chapter 23: Different Cultures
Chapter 24: Dead Silence

Conclusion
References
Index

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