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Aino Vonge Corry, Retrospectives Facilitator, Member of Program Advisory Board

Aino Vonge Corry

Biography: Aino Vonge Corry

Aino Corry is technical conference editor and retrospectives facilitator. She holds a masters degree and a ph.d. in computer science. She has 12 years of experience with Patterns in Software Development, and teaches OO design, software architecture and development in academia and industry.

Aino is member of GOTO Aarhus Program Advisory Board.

In her spare time, she runs and sings (but not at the same time).

Twitter: @apaipi

Video presentation: Functional Design Patterns

Presentation: Don’t Kill Agility with Agile Processes - Short Stories from Denmark

Track: People & Process - Day 2 / Time: Friday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Grandball

Why is it that so many teams spend a lot of effort planning, estimating, and building a velocity but still can't reach the sprint goal?

Why is it that so many teams are practicing standup meetings every morning even though it does not necessarily add value to each and every one participating?

Agile practices are widely used and most of us see it as a sign of health and agility even though thousands of companies are struggling to make it work.

Maybe it is possible to establish a agile culture without using agile processes, and maybe it is possible to replace or even draw back existing agile practices and still optimize for agility?

Throughout the last couple of years, Troels Richter (Agile Coach) and Aino Vonge Corry (Agile Facilitator) has had similar experiences indicating that agile practices can have a negative effect on agility and that agility can be practiced without knowing about Scrum or Kanban.

The only problem is that it is undermining everything they have believed until now and maybe they have to admit that there is something about it when Prag-Dave Thomas (co-author of the agile manifesto) recently claimed that "Agile is Dead"