Two Key Moves for Better Sprint Retrospectives

Breaking through those key impediments gives your team a strong sense of progress and motivation. It overcomes the number one motivation killer: the sense of inertia, that nothing ever changes (for the better) around here.

The Sprint Retrospective is perhaps the most important event in Scrum. In this episode, Richard and Peter share their two favorite ways to make the Sprint Retrospective meeting way more effective. If your team’s retros have become boring, repetitive, or just a waste of time, these two key moves will bring them back to life.

Resources Mentioned in the Episode

The Art of Focused Conversation book
HBR piece on the British cycling team
Our Facilitating Effective Retrospectives online course

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Why Scrum works when it works
Effective Sprint Planning
How To Have a More Effective Daily Scrum Tomorrow
Effective Sprint Reviews

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