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Skipping Inspection and Adaptation (Agile Transformation Pain Point #20)

Rachael Wilterdink Rachael Wilterdink  |  
Jan 31, 2019
 
Inspecting and adapting is one of the key parts of agile and Scrum. But over time, teams start to feel bored as if every session is the same.
 
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If it does become boring, make sure you switch it up to keep it fresh. The Fun Retrospectives website has lots of ideas. Don’t skip this part because it gives everybody the opportunity to be honest and share.
 

Follow through on Action Items

One thing you should probably do when you do your retrospective is to look at the action items that you picked in your previous retrospective. If you added something to your Sprint backlog, how did you do? Did you get to Done? Did you see any measurable improvement in the item that you chose to improve upon? Or did you forget about this action item and it's still a problem? Often, if you don't plan how you're going to make the change, then nothing ever happens, and you'll never get better. You want to make sure that you're going after those changes.
 

Retrospective = Vegas

In this session, have the courage to be honest. It's not going to help anyone if you just keep your mouth shut and don't say anything. If you had a problem, talk about it. What happens in the retrospective should stay in the retrospective. Call it Vegas. It should be a safe place for everyone, and people should be able to speak their mind and not be afraid.
 
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