Sprint Retrospective Meeting – A Way To Improve Processes In Scrum/Project

Posted on September 18, 2010
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Each Sprint in Scrum has to have 2 meetings – Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective at the end. It is very essential that the Scrum Master never allows the team to skip these meetings. These meetings uplift Inspect and Adapt principles of Scrum and help the product to be better and better after each Sprint.

  • Sprint Review focuses on Product Review where as Sprint Retrospective is focused on the Process.

  • Sprint Retrospective involves reviewing the way team works, interacts, behavioral aspects, improving technical skills so that the subsequent sprint is faster etc.

    • How to conduct Sprint Retrospective meeting? – It is simple; Team along with Scrum Master asks 2 questions;

    • What went well

    • What could be improved?

  • Sprint Retrospective is restricted to Scrum Team; i.e. Scrum Master, Team and Product Owner (optional).

  • No one should be harsh on each other and should understand that it is only to improve the productivity.

  • Outcome, if actions, removal of impediments, then Scrum Master has to make sure they are addressed.

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