Sprint Retrospectives

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Sprint Retrospectives

  1. 1. Sprint Retrospectives Presented by Juan Banda
  2. 2. What is aRetrospective?A meeting wherea team looksback on a pastperiod of work sothat they canlearn from theirexperience andapply thislearning to futuresprints andprojects 2
  3. 3. Agile Reflection“At• regular intervals,the team reflects onhow to becomemore effective, thentunes and adjusts itsbehavioraccordingly.” AgileManifesto principle•Agile projects aim touse Retrospectivesduring the life of theproject rather thanafter catastrophicfailure! 3
  4. 4. The processSprintRetrospectives arepart of the Sprintand can beconducted followinga five step process:1. Set the Stage2. Gather Data3. Generate Insights4. Decide What to Do5. Close the Retrospective 4
  5. 5. Set the Stage•Welcome people•Ask for a word or twodescribing a hope for theretrospective•Timebox the meeting•Set the goals•Working agreements:1. Everybody talks but not at the same time2. Somebody brings a camera3. No blaming4. One hour meeting 5
  6. 6. Gather DataUse your memory toremember important thingsthat happened during thesprint, hard data first:• Metrics • Things that we can quantify • Candidates for measuring improvement• Events • Important things – good and bad – that happened during the SprintNow use dot voting toexpress your feelings aboutthose metrics and events 6
  7. 7. Generate InsightsTime to ask “Why?”•and begin thinkingabout what to dodifferently•Investigate conditions,interactions, andpatterns thatcontributed to success•Investigatebreakdowns anddeficienciesLook for risks and•unexpected events oroutcomes 7
  8. 8. Decide What to Do•Many things can beimproved, but trying todo everything at thesame time dilutesteam’s energy andfocus•Pick the top items andplan what to do toimprove them•Use dot voting againto decide which itemshave top priority 8
  9. 9. Close theRetrospective•Document the experience–taking pictures andposting them in a sharedlocation– and plan forfollow-up•The team needs toremember what it decidedto improve for the nextsprint•Commitment to improvethings is the expectedresult of a successfulretrospectiveThank everybody for•attending 9
  10. 10. Thanks for attending

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