I am writing too much about Scrum in a Mongodb blog, but this is a really good post over at Loomio called Occupy Scrum: How Sprint Retrospectives Brought us to Agile Nirvana.
I do not agree with them 100%, but I do agree with them for the most part. And in particular, the retrospectives part. Too many times I have seen teams say they are using Scrum, but they are not learning and improving as much as they could in each scrum.
The real magic of Scrum is not just the Scrum techniques themselves, it’s that continuous process improvement is built in. You can’t do that without retrospectives.
Good stuff. ™
- Occupy Scrum: How Sprint Retrospectives Brought us to Agile Nirvana (loomio.org)
- Sprint Retrospective – A real story (softwarecookie.wordpress.com)
- Mini book: Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives – A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises (infoq.com)