I received a deck of Agile Antipattern cards. An agile antipattern looks innocent but the can have a big impact on the agile initiative or even on the whole agile transformation. These cards can help you to spur conversation and fight dysfunction. You can use these cards as a retrospective tool. The team can select the antipatterns they ran into this sprint. After discussion the team can select the top antipattern to address in the next sprint. The cards can also be used to accommodate the debate during agile transformations.
The deck contains 24 Agile Antipattern cards.
At this moment the development of a new book is in progress: ‘Agile Antipatterns: The Scrum Master’s Guide to Traps, Tripwires, and Treachery’ By Adam Weisbart. You can download a first chapter on agileantipatterns.com.
This chapter, ‘The invisible gun’, elaborates on the the agile antipattern “My boss is on my team”.