Chapter 10

Showcasing Work, Inspecting, and Adapting


check Showcasing work and collecting feedback

check Reviewing the sprint and improving processes

At the end of each sprint, the scrum team gets a chance to put the results of its hard work on display in the sprint review. The sprint review is where the product owner and the development team demonstrate the sprint’s completed, potentially shippable functionality to the stakeholders. In the sprint retrospective, the scrum team (the product owner, development team, and scrum master) review how the sprint went and determine whether they need any adjustments for the next sprint.

Underpinning both of these events is the agile concept of inspect and adapt, which Chapter 7 explains.

In this chapter, you find out how to conduct a sprint review and a sprint retrospective.

The Sprint Review

The sprint review is a meeting to review and demonstrate the functionality created from the user stories that the development team completed during the sprint, and for the product owner to collect feedback and update the product backlog accordingly. The sprint review is open to anyone interested in reviewing the sprint’s accomplishments. This means that all stakeholders get a chance to see product progress and accuracy, and provide feedback.

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