Why Scrum Retrospectives are waste of time?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBR_0FUMzGs&t=1s

Scrum teams fall into the random problem discovering and fixing trap, Although the team solves problems, it seems that the team stagnates.

https://makeagif.com/gif/whac-a-mole-a-brief-arcade-history-top-hat-gaming-man-Qj0fEb
https://axispraxis.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/the-streetlight-effect-a-metaphor-for-knowledge-and-ignorance/

So, our goal is not to fix or discover as many as possible problems, we are trying to reach our next target condition and will only focus on discovering and fixing the obstacles that are on our way to the next target condition.

Let’s see a real-world Case study, I was an agile coach for a fast-growing startup. Our Challenge for the next two years was “Zero bug level”, and our next target condition for the next quarter was “Decrease the weekly reported bugs on production under 5”. So, as an agile coach, I no longer asked them what is our problem? Rather, I asked them what is preventing us from reaching our next goal?

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