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Key Elements of the Sprint Retrospective

Key Elements of the Sprint Retrospective

In the sprint retrospective, the team discusses the just-concluded sprint and determines what could be changed that might make the next sprint more productive. The sprint review looks at what the team is building, whereas the retrospective looks at how they are building it.

Plan-Driven Versus Value-Driven Development

Plan-Driven Versus Value-Driven Development

The plan-driven model has been effective for projects in many industries. The world of software engineering, however, is relatively new . . . and when we attempted to apply this model to the world of software it was less successful. . . .

Should a ScrumMaster Do Performance Appraisals for the Development Team?

Should a ScrumMaster Do Performance Appraisals for the Development Team?

A ScrumMaster recently asked me if he should take over responsibility for year-end performance evaluations, since he was closer to the work than the functional manager for the team. It's not the first time I've heard this question, and as more companies begin to use Scrum, I'm sure I'll hear it again. . . .

A Healthy Daily Scrum

A Healthy Daily Scrum

During the transition of a company from the traditional method to Scrum, we faced a lot of problems in changing the culture and mind-set of the development team, due to their long-term dependence on command and control as used in the traditional way. The symptoms of this problem were clear in their attitude during meetings. . . .

A ScrumMasters' CoP Start-Up

A ScrumMasters' CoP Start-Up

The use of communities of practice is an integral part of an Agile organization. Highly functioning communities, with clear vision, autonomy, and focus, can become an important component in sustaining your transformation to Agility and the engine for continuous process improvement.

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