Retrospectives: initially the hardest meetings to sell to hard-core developers! I’ve often found that many developers don’t consider talking to be part of developing software. Everyone knows that developing software involves sitting in isolation in front of a computer, eating junk food til late in the night, solving a problem that you and only you can solve. This kind of thinking can even make obvious meetings like sprint planning and dailies a hard sell. It makes retrospectives nearly impossible to sell.

Some developers will never lose their lone-wolf mentality, but it’s rewarding to watch developers, who initially rejected retros as a waste of time, getting involved and seeing the value of these meetings.