Even with all the good reasons to do retrospectives, they are still the first thing most teams cut when they’re feeling pressured to perform faster, deliver more, or increase quality. What’s ironic is that they are cutting the one thing that could help them both increase their velocity and quality.
Blog Archive for May 2012
We hear quite a bit that Scrum teams "need" full time ScrumMasters, but rarely do we see teams that get them. Why? Several reasons, but the biggest one is usually money. Why should a company pay for someone to keep a team healthy?
Lets say you are on a team that is both newly formed and new to practicing agile. Your daily standup meetings appear to be going well and you are looking forward to your teams first demo. The big day comes, you get in front of the customer, and...