Retrospectives are a critical element in Scrum but they won’t work well if your team hates them. A Sprint Retrospective needs someone to facilitate and keep it on track to encourage effective discussion. It’s more of an art than a science, but these key things will help. 1. Remain Neutral From the Cambridge Dictionary, facilitation […]
What is the difference between an Agile Retrospective and a Post Mortem? Retrospectives are the foundation of Continuous Improvement and Short Feedback loops.
No, of course not. So when should your Team start and end Sprints? The usual rules of Scrum apply – ask the Team. Run an experiment. There is an instinctive tendency to want to wrap up things at the end of the work week so we can unplug our brains for the weekend, and start […]
Have you seen a developer react after they’ve spent three days writing a feature, only to have the tester say, “Um… no” in a Post Mortem (a meeting about a project after it has finished) that went badly wrong – with lots of finger pointing and anger? Recently in a CSM Class an attendee helped […]
Are your Scrum developers getting bored of Agile retrospectives? Retrospectives should be interesting, effective, and help the team improve.