Performance Reviews are not Compatible with Agile MindSet

  • March 19, 2014 · 7:00 PM

Have you had blood pressure and heart beat increase with the proximity of the annual performance review rituals? Do you get the chills just before your "performance improvement plan" meeting with your boss? Have you had a poor review because you were not able to perform how you boss wanted, but in reality you could not have done anything different?

Performance Reviews are based in completely wrong assumptions. Companies still think that Performance Reviews are great tools to provide feedback, to set goals and to improve the individuals. All this is pure nonsense and in reality Performance Reviews are a cancer for our companies and they need to be removed.

Come to see my talk and you will understand how Performance Reviews are completely incompatible with Agile Mindset and I will explain how Performance Reviews destroy intrinsic motivation and reduce productivity in entire organizations.


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  • Carlos B.

    Hello, Unfortunatly I could not join yesterday and I was really interested in this topic. Did you use some materials you can share? Thanks

    March 20

    • Luis G.

      They will not be useful Carlos... The presentation contains only pics... Without the presentation you will not understand anything :)

      March 20

    • Sebastian S.

      The definition of performance reviews would be interesting.

      March 20

  • peter f.

    Very interesting presentation. Good discussion afterwords.

    1 · March 20

  • Bruno M.

    Nice presentation and eye opening-topic

    1 · March 20

  • Nils B.

    The Stoos meetup is in parallel, this time I would not attend.

    March 12

  • Juan Miguel C.

    Good timing, just 2 weeks ago I watched some Coursera lectures evaluating/criticizing the rank&yank system. -- Are you going to present as well somehow alternatives for assessing the performance of teams/individuals? For small and big teams: could you point me to related research? -- Coursera class, week 2:

    1 · February 13

    • Luis G.

      No I am not going to provide that :) My talk is about get rid of performance appraisals :) not how to create different approaches :) :).

      February 21

  • Ralf W.

    What I pity I cannot be there. But it may be well worth checking out and their philosophy of performance appraisals and continuous feedback. They are currently receiving big praise from high performance teams in the valley.

    1 · February 16

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