What is a Sprint Review & Retrospective – Part 4 of 10

This article looks to discuss ‘What is a Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective’. It provides an introduction to the Agile ceremonies and what is involved in them.

Agile Sprint Review and Retrospective

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Agile Sprint Review and Retrospective Part 4 of 10
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Agile Sprint Review and Retrospective

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This article provides an ‘Introduction the Agile Sprint Review and Retrospective’ and looks to discuss what is involved within these meetings. It provides an insight into is the point of the Agile ceremonies and what is involved in them.

Review and Retrospective

One of the most important areas to focus on in the retrospective is people. Specifically, the team looks at whether they were missing any skill sets in their last sprint and whether any new skills need to be acquired by the team.

Imagine that over the course of the sprint, you realize that one of the features you’re building will require specialized knowledge that none of the people on your team are proficient in. The solution to this could be to decide as a team to find someone with the required knowledge you need and bring them onto the team, or perhaps to provide training to the team to enhance their skillset.

The team should also reflect on whether there’s anyone on the team who has been unable to deliver value. This isn’t a cruel assessment; it’s a necessary reflection to ensure that the product is the best it can be.

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Sprint Review Meeting

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User Stories Applied

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User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn is one of our favourite books on Agile User Stories. The book starts with an overview into user stories, and details what a user story is and the different aspects of them. He then discusses how to go about writing a user story, and provides details of the INVEST criteria that can be used to determine if the story is meeting all of its objectives. Next Mike gives an in depth discussion of who user stories are written for and where to begin when gathering the details for them. The book then discusses acceptance testing user stories, including how to go about specifying these criteria and the responsibilities of the development team and customers during this process.

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Agile Scrum Master Training Course

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Our Favourite Agile Books

We found these books great for finding out more information on Agile Scrum:

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