Just like the Hokey Cokey, many cynics view retrospectives as a bit of a ritual joke dance. Stand ups, retrospectives and kanban boards - “we must be doing it right”, those agile cynics sarcastically grumble.
Yet other people I've worked with are completely besotted with retrospectives. Their feet start to twitch as the minutes tick down to retrospective o'clock and they’re like excited little children dosed to the eyeballs on exploding candy and fizzy drinks.
So retrospectives… ceremony or sensation?
|Are your retrospectives a cringeworthy, and mind-numbing ritual or an exciting opportunity to become a better team?|