A critical part of the agile approach is having an opportunity to reflect on the work performed and to find a way to optimize and improve upon it. The Sprint retrospective provides this opportunity, and should include the full team and stakeholders, and it is usually run by the scrum master. The retrospective is a meeting that should be time-limited, and should occur after one Sprint ends and before the next one starts.
Its purpose is to provide a constructive forum to answer 3 primary questions:
- What was done well in this Sprint?
- What wasn’t done well?
- And, what should we do to improve?
The answer to these questions should then be incorporated into the planning and execution of the next Sprint.
Make sure to download our Sprint Retrospective Meeting Agenda (PDF) as well.
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Related to Sprint Retrospective Meeting
- Core Items
- The Product Backlog (Element of Scrum and Agile Marketing)
- The Sprint Backlog (Element of Scrum and Agile Marketing)
- Sprint Planning Meeting (Element of Scrum and Agile Marketing)
- The Sprint (Element of Scrum and Agile Marketing)
- The Daily Scrum and Standup (Element of Scrum and Agile Marketing)
- The Increment (Element of Scrum and Agile Marketing)
- The Sprint Retrospective (Element of Scrum and Agile Marketing)
- Additional Items
- The Sprint Goal
- The Definition of Done
- The Product Vision
- The Burndown Chart
- The Business Value
- Story Points
- Template: Sprint Retrospective Meeting Agenda (PDF)
- Template: Sprint Planning Session Meeting Agenda (PDF)
- Template: Retrospective Meeting Agenda (PDF)
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