This week we are covering a topic near and dear to a lot of people in the Scrum Community.
Retrospectives. Part Deux.
Last week I covered the “old way” team have done them.
How some teams do it today.
So called, “By the Book.”
But Mike, “It LOOKS so easy!”
1) What went right?
2) What went wrong?
3) What can we improve the next iteration?
If a team begins to mature and grow, this type of format will become mind-numbing and create no real value to the team.
Think about it.
And. I mean this in the nicest way.
A lot of team members are technical.
And a lot of them can be introverted.
This means they may not like answering the same darn question after every Sprint.
Even extroverts will get bored by this.
And then things start going South.
Your teams become less effective.
Team members that are in this situation may recognize there is a problem.
In real life, they may not say anything. Usually — and this is unfortunate — they do not say anything.
People start questioning what they are doing.
And the ScrumMaster may not have a clue.
The next part of this series will discuss what you as a ScrumMaster can do. And even as a team member on a Scrum Team.
If you are on a team today and see this is a problem, please get the word out that NEXT WEEK I will reveal some great solutions that may help you and your team become more effective.
Or at least take a shot at it.
Stick with it!