| Ali Shah
How to conduct a Sprint Retrospective Meeting?
A retrospective is a meeting where team members review how they are working together towards their future collaboration
You may also hear about retrospective meetings called Scrum retrospectives, sprint retrospectives, and even autopsies. Agile teams do retrospectives at the end of sprints – these are short periods of time (or timelines) in which teams complete a specific project. Retrospectives give teams insight into what went well (and what didn’t) that they can use to improve the next sprint.
How long should a sprint retrospective last?
A good rule of thumb is to keep your sprint retrospectives to no longer than 45 minutes per week of the sprint. That means a one-week sprint would have a sprint retrospective of maximum 45 minutes, while a month-long sprint could take up to 3 hours.
Who should be in the Sprint Retrospective Meeting?
The purpose of a sprint retrospective is to highlight all the ways your team can improve in the future. This is why it is important to have a variety of voices. In almost all cases, the product owner, scrum master, development team members, and potentially project stakeholders should attend the sprint retrospective meeting.
How to Run an Effective Sprint Retrospective?
- Gather the Right Tools
- Schedule a time and set the Agenda
- Run through what worked, what could have been better, and the next steps
Outputs of the Meeting?
- Findings on how to improve my personal process and/or role, and the ability to articulate potential process improvements for the entire team, discussing how to be better as a team and how to work better with our customers in the future.
- Helps the team identifies areas for improvement and provides a platform to discuss values or outcomes that the entire team can move forward with.
- Insight and shared feedback on what works well, what doesn't and what can be improved in the team. The best scenario is to get the team to experiment with their own solutions to the problem.
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