In our work with Scrum teams, we find that many don't know where to start. Or worse, they give up and resign to the situation. In this series, we offer a toolbox of tried-and-tested experiments to improve together.
How does this help your team?
Where in the Scrum framework do reflection and learning happen? You're only partially right if your answer is the "Sprint Retrospective". Because although learning should certainly happen there, it's a waste of opportunities to do it *only* during Sprint Retrospectives. There are many ways to encourage learning throughout the Sprint in a way that makes it a natural part of your work together.
With this experiment, we offer you a collection of powerful questions to help your team reflect, learn and improve, continuously. We also described specific opportunities for when & how to use them. Not as facilitated retrospective formats, but as learning moments that can take place anywhere, anytime during the Sprint.
Similar to backlog refinement, learning shouldn't be a Scrum event, but an ongoing activity. Give these questions a try, and let us know what conversation it sparked!
What do you receive?
- A 9-page full-color guide (PDF).
- We take you through the flow of the experiment in great detail.
- The PDF outlines additional resources and useful reading, both to prepare and to distribute afterward.
- Order a card deck with 50 Powerful Questions
- Get our book the "Zombie Scrum Survival Guide";
- Explore our paper "10 Powerful Experiments to Overcome Zombie Scrum"
- Read our whitepaper where we explain the Scrum framework, and its principles and values, in our own words.