Tag Archives: retrospective

Scrum Guide changes

In November 2017, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland presented their revisions to The Scrum Guide™. The recording of the webinar is available on Vimeo. It is just over 55 minutes long. Here is a summary of the major changes: 1) Uses of Scrum The new Guide now has an additional section titled ‘Uses of Scrum’… Read More »

Snakes & ladders

I can’t stand a boring retro. Doesn’t the thought of another session of happy face, sad face makes you want to pull the duvet over your head and snooze the alarm clock? So, whenever I’m working with a team, I try not to run the same retro format twice. Sometimes this results in the obscure… Read More »

Sprint Reports

If I mentioned a ‘Sprint Report’ to most teams, I’d expect a response along the lines of: A report on what we did in the Sprint? That sounds a bit over the top, doesn’t it?! You’ll be suggesting I do a Gantt chart next! Although I’d prefer something tangible for users to get their hands on… Read More »

Retro: The Movie

How good are your retrospectives? Could they be better? Do you have the opportunity to watch other teams’ retros? Is there someone who you can invite to critique your meetings? During my time at Net-A-Porter, I was lucky enough to work with some excellent people and we helped each other improve. However, at a recent… Read More »

The best retro of 2013

The prize for the most popular retrospective of 2013 goes to … my retro in a pub where we played Jenga. Thanks to my Marmite Voting system, I am able to confirm that the most popular retrospective by far was the one where we held the retro in the local pub. We found a mezzanine… Read More »

Marmite Voting

If I had to keep only one team-wide meeting, it would be the retrospective. As well as being the catalyst for improvement, it is also the team’s opportunity to vent their frustration. In fact, raising issues is encouraged! Sure, the team has to go on to try to find solutions and ways to improve, but… Read More »