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This week, we continue with Collaboration Explained by Jean Tabaka. This week, we move on to Chapter 5: Defining Project Collaboration Events.
Lots of really good and really detailed guidance on how to run the various types of meetings needed to run a project and/or Scrum teams. Tabaka looks at Status meetings like a daily Scrum , Planning meetings like a project kickoff/chartering or Sprint planning meetings, Release planning, Project Working Sessions like Design and Requirements gathering meetings.
The section on Sprint Demos/Reviews Meeting caught my attention. I like the structure to it and I will add these questions to my Sprints. These questions formalize the Review. In the past, I have found it easy to just do a demo, get a thumbs up from the Product Owner and then roll right into the Sprint Review and then Sprint Planning. These questions from Tabaka force you to tie everything together in a more formal way. Has scope changed? Have priorities in the backlog changed? How about our estimates for the next Sprint (probably a sprint planning question but I get it.)
What commitments were made? What were our goals? Which ties to the Demo - or it SHOULD - if it doesn’t then we are in trouble. After the Demo - we ask about what did NOT get completed.
I like all of this. Everything in context to the Sprint and the Backlog.
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Hey Mike, this one deserves a podcast for sure. I think we could expound on how demos/review should be run and what we stand to learn from them, using your post here as a guideline.