One of the most interesting aspects of this question, based on my experience, is whether the Product Owner of the team "should" attend the Sprint Retrospective. On many occasions, I've heard it said, either by somebody on the team, or... (More)
Philip Rogers 17 Agile Coach
I'm a curious person, and curiosity informs a lot of what I do when working with individuals and teams. One manifestation of curiosity is running experiments, and there is no question that there is plenty to be curious about, and to explore, within the context of any group or team. Retrospectives are a case in point. There is a big difference between a feeling like "here we go again, another retrospective," and "I'm looking forward to having a candid conversation with my colleagues." I do my utmost to help arrive at a place where retrospectives are greeted with enthusiasm, not dread.
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My most fervent wish for this initiative is that it leads to more open and honest reflection about the state of the retrospectives we're currently involved with, the extent to which retrospectives are delivering on their promise of being an... (More)