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how_do_we_run_our_first_sprint_retrospective [2019/09/16 06:55]
hpsamios [Challenges of a Retrospective] Updated organizational issues
how_do_we_run_our_first_sprint_retrospective [2020/06/10 12:50] (current)
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 ====== Background ====== ====== Background ======
  
-When reviewing retrospective materials you will often see that the retrospective is about:+When reviewing Retrospective materials you will often see that the Retrospective is about:
  
   * What went well that we should continue to do?   * What went well that we should continue to do?
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 In addition in most cases should be an energizing (if sometimes exhausting) event. In addition in most cases should be an energizing (if sometimes exhausting) event.
  
-Everyone on the Team should participate in the Retrospective. Others may be invited, but this is essentially a Team-focused activity. The Team can determine who they want to invite on a iteration-by-iteration basis.+Everyone on the Team should participate in the Retrospective. Others may be invited, but this is essentially a Team-focused activity. The Team can determine who they want to invite on a Iteration-by-Iteration basis.
  
 The Scrum Master's role during the Retrospective is to facilitate the Team's discussion about improving their delivery process. It may be helpful, and a beneficial change of pace, to have someone else facilitate the meeting so the Scrum Master can participate as a “normal” Team member during the Retrospective. For example, another Team's Scrum Master could serve as facilitator. The Scrum Master's role during the Retrospective is to facilitate the Team's discussion about improving their delivery process. It may be helpful, and a beneficial change of pace, to have someone else facilitate the meeting so the Scrum Master can participate as a “normal” Team member during the Retrospective. For example, another Team's Scrum Master could serve as facilitator.
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 ====== Sample Retrospective ====== ====== Sample Retrospective ======
  
-The following is a simple retrospective “script” aimed at working through your first retrospective:+The following is a simple Retrospective “script” aimed at working through your first Retrospective:
  
   * Preparation:   * Preparation:
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 As said, a Retrospective meeting is the easiest way to get this all done, ensures that the team takes time to focus on improvement, and helps with team dynamics by having the team work complex issues. You will want to have a very good reason for not doing a Retrospective meeting before deciding on some other approach. And, if you don't do this through a meeting, you will need to ensure that you take the time to focus on continuous improvement and that the equivalent results are part of your team documentation. As said, a Retrospective meeting is the easiest way to get this all done, ensures that the team takes time to focus on improvement, and helps with team dynamics by having the team work complex issues. You will want to have a very good reason for not doing a Retrospective meeting before deciding on some other approach. And, if you don't do this through a meeting, you will need to ensure that you take the time to focus on continuous improvement and that the equivalent results are part of your team documentation.
  
-For distributed Teams, there is always an issue of "communication" and so you may want to consider this subject as a standard subject for every Retrospective the Team has or, in some cases, establish a single subject Retrospective to address a specific issue. Many people make the mistake of treating "communication" as a tool issue. In reality it is often an issue of working agreements a Team has (see [[blog:how_can_we_work_more_effectively_with_remote_people|How Can We Work More Effectively with Remote People?]] for more information).+For distributed Teams, there is always an issue of "communication" and so you may want to consider this subject as a standard subject for every Retrospective the Team has or, in some cases, establish a single subject Retrospective to address a specific issue. Many people make the mistake of treating "communication" as a tool issue. In reality it is often an issue of working agreements a Team has (see [[how_can_we_work_more_effectively_with_remote_people|How Can We Work More Effectively with Remote People?]] for more information).
  
 ===== "Running" Retrospective ===== ===== "Running" Retrospective =====
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 ====== Want to Know More? ====== ====== Want to Know More? ======
  
 +  * [[what_can_we_do_to_improve_our_retrospectives|What Can We Do To Improve Our Retrospectives?]]
   * [[http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Retrospectives-Making-Pragmatic-Programmers-ebook/dp/B00B03SRJW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=|Agile Retrospectives]] - the Bible!   * [[http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Retrospectives-Making-Pragmatic-Programmers-ebook/dp/B00B03SRJW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=|Agile Retrospectives]] - the Bible!
   * [[collaboration_at_scale_-_keeping_retrospectives_fresh_by_ben_linders|Keeping Retrospectives Fresh]] - report of a webinar. Idea is to vary goal, exercises and environment to keep retrospective engaging.   * [[collaboration_at_scale_-_keeping_retrospectives_fresh_by_ben_linders|Keeping Retrospectives Fresh]] - report of a webinar. Idea is to vary goal, exercises and environment to keep retrospective engaging.
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