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Leading effective retrospective

  • As a Scrum enthusiast, I’m excited to share my experience on leading effective sprint retrospectives! Here are a few tips I’ve learned along the way:
  • Foster team inclusivity: Create an environment where every team member can actively contribute their insights, thoughts, and ideas regarding what went well, what didn’t, and opportunities for enhancement. Timing : Sprint Retrospective is the last event that concludes Sprint. Ensures the full team’s availability and undivided attention.
  • Approach: This shouldn’t be a monotonous event where we use “What Went Well, What Didn’t, What Can Be Improved” . Try to use a different format that encourages the team to participate.
  • Facilitate active listening: In your role as a facilitator, prioritize attentive listening and adeptly steer the conversation. Encourage all team members to express their perspectives and ensure equitable participation.
  • Drive relentless improvement: Elevate the retrospective’s purpose by zealously identifying areas for enhancement and collaboratively devising action plans to address them. Commit to tracking progress in subsequent sprint retrospectives.