Re: Sprint retrospective on Sprint burndown chart?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jofireball" <j.geske@...> wrote:
> Thank you all for your feedback.
> - @Joakim: Running out of space could easily happen. Fortunately you
> can just stick the notes everywhere as the chart itself serves as a
> reminder only. See picture below:
> - @Ilja: Yes, I already noticedthat this technique might mislead
> people to focus on burn down related topics - especially those with a
> negative impact. I encourage the team to think openly and to use the
> BDC as a reminder only.
> - @Mike: Thanks for your feedback. Your idea of mapping impediments
> and dates within a Sprint sounds great. I will definitely give it a
> --- In email@example.com, "jofireball" <j.geske@> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I would be interested in your feedback on the way we do Sprint
> > retrospectives: Instead of putting sticky notes with significant
> > events on a rather abstract timeline representing the Sprint we put
> > them directly on the respective Sprint burndown chart.
> > Advantages:
> > - Encourages thinking (why was the burndown high/low on that day?)
> > - Helps concentrating on events relevant for the Sprint and team
> > - Helps illustrating correlation between cause and effect
> > Drawbacks:
> > ?
> > What do you think of this approach? Your feedback is highly
> >The space problem is easily resolved. Take the picture (or electronic
> > Best regards,
> > Jo
version) of the burndown and project on the wall or use a large
plotter. Then you can get additional "comments" added. Also, by
blocking part of the x-axis, you can remove the focus on "dates".
I've used similar techniques when using electronic means of generating
the burndown, but photographs should work the same.