Blog Posts Tagged “sprint-review”

Surprising Stakeholders is Almost Never a Good Thing!

In my experience it has never been a good idea to “surprise” the stakeholders (e.g., customers, users, internal management) of the product we are building. I can’t recall the last time I’ve heard a stakeholder say, “Wow, I am really surprised by what you are showing me…” and…

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How To Determine Sprint Start and End Days

I frequently get asked if sprints should be required to start on Mondays and end on Fridays. No, absolutely not! Is it common for sprints to align with week boundaries? Sure, but I think that many teams do that for conceptual (calendar) convenience.

Sprints are timeboxed…

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Who Should Attend Scrum Meetings?

I am frequently asked who should attend the various Scrum meetings—sprint planning, daily scrums, sprint review, sprint retrospective, and product backlog grooming. My Essential Scrum book provides detailed answers to all of these questions. However, after numerous requests, I…

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It’s a Sprint Review Not a Sprint Demo!

Almost every week I visit one or two companies to teach an on-site Scrum class or do some form of agile coaching. These days people who take my agile classes are likely to have some experience or exposure (via reading or videos) to Scrum before they attend–and in most cases…

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