How to run a Sprint Review

The most common Scrum meeting that people seem to get wrong is the Sprint Review. I hear people calling it a “demo”, a “showcase” or my pet hate the “show and tell”. This completely fails to achieve the key purpose of the Sprint Review. Treat a Sprint Review as a presentation and you’ll fail to achieve its key purpose. [Read more…]

Creating upward behavioural spirals in Agile teams

I love being an agile trainer, mentor and coach. It provides regular insights into human behaviour that I personally find utterly fascinating.One of my favourite exercises that I use in Scrum Training is the Ball Game. It is a simple game and gives teams a wonderful opportunity to experience the power of self-organisation, frequent micro-planning and retrospection. [Read more…]