Challenging Retrospectives Podcast

About this podcast

It’s not uncommon for retrospectives to fail to live up to their goal and to consume many hours of productive time without creating productivity gains. This is not only bad business but also for team morale. In this podcast, Head of training, Duncan Evans is joined by Professional Scrum Trainers Daria Bagina as they discuss 5 challenges with retrospectives, and ways Scrum Masters can overcome these challenges and make the Sprint Retrospective valuable.


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Podcast Chapters

  1. Team Lacks Autonomy – 1:08
  2. Poor engagement – 7:31
  3. Good ideas but not getting round to doing them 14:02
  4. Interpersonal Conflict- The elephant in the room 19:33
  5. Dominating the discussion – 26:10

Host and Guest Information

Duncan_Evans_Head_of_trainingDuncan Evans
Head of Learning and Development at Agility in Mind

Duncan is an experienced and qualified Scaled Agile and Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), accredited by both organisations. He has a proven track record for delivering high quality products, using these skills to help others build better products as a consultant, coach and trainer. While working as a project manager his focus was to ensure relevant, valuable products were developed by facilitating decision making at regular intervals.

Duncan’s current focus is the product management of learning and development for As learning needs evolve in digital product organisations, there is a need to respond to shifting demand through innovation and customer focus.

Founder of Scrummasterd
Daria helps professionals to create high-performing teams with the help of Agile and Scrum practices. She is a Professional Scrum Trainer and an experienced Scrum Master. And since 2019 she runs a small business at dedicated to this topic. Daria has worked as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach with a wide range of companies, from big financial institutions to start-ups with just 10 people, in industries ranging from technical products like cloud platforms and DNS servers to marketing and sales teams in the beauty industry.

Daria’s goal is to build the next generation of leaders who will create positive change in the way organizations and teams work, measure success, and build products. She provides mentorship to Scrum Masters, Agile consulting services to organizations and teams, and a growing list of valuable resources including guides, templates, and online courses.


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