Stop Doing Retrospectives – Agile Adria 2013


You have been doing agile for a few years now. With a regular cadence you have retrospectives and a lot of problems and great improvement opportunities are raised but nothing seems to really improve. Stop doing retrospectives!

It is time to take your improvement work to a whole new level! It’s time to shift your focus form collecting problems to making small experiments! It’s time to create the daily habits of continuous improvement. It is time to start using Toyota Kata!

In this session you will get a practical introduction to Toyota Kata. You will learn about the two Kata’s, behavior patterns, of Toyota Kata. You will follow a team that goes through the two Kata’s and improves its way of working.


This is the presentation I gave at Agile Adria, Terme Tuhelj, Croatia, April 22-23, 2013

One thought on “Stop Doing Retrospectives – Agile Adria 2013

  1. PM Hut 2013-07-05 / 17:22

    Hi Hakan,

    See the video really highlights the fact that the concept of Agile is not consistent. Some say retrospectives are bad – they need to be avoided. Some say retrospectives are critical and they need to be done. Sames goes for product backlogs.

    The reason why Agile is not catching up with waterfall and will never catch up is that there is not one single version of Agile. There are many version – often contradicting each other.

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