Retrospective

As a Scrum Master, I love trying out new and different Retrospectives. It prevent the monotony of always doing the same thing (like a regular ‘plus/delta’). And it offers a team a new and different perspective to evaluate the process and learn from it. The ‘Team Radar’ is one of my favorites. It strikes a nice balance between reflection as a team and as an individual. It’s also one of the best methods to make transparent where a team agrees and where it doesn’t, automatically prioritizing what needs attention. Setting up Create a large Team Radar on…

In Scrum, a basic principle is to deliver working software at the end of the sprint. For a webapplication, it is often obvious what this entails. Other than the functionality to be delivered, it also includes such things as text labels, error messages, help texts and user documentation. But for content-oriented websites (such as company sites), this is more challenging. After all, many websites feature sections for news, maybe a portfolio of projects or customers, a profile and a list of services or products. Traditionally, many (smaller) webdesign shops approach these projects by first completing the website with dummy content…