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The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year by Mitch Lacey

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Chapter 15. The Sprint Review

Ideally, the sprint review should be plug-and-play, meaning things should just “work.” The team is supposed to be able to prepare for no more than an hour and, without a presentation or undue fuss, demo the work in an environment as close to production as possible. In reality, though, a sprint review is enough to make your teeth rattle. Sometimes the customer asks a question you aren’t prepared to answer; occasionally a feature doesn’t work as expected; and every now and then, something crashes unexpectedly. In some cases, one or two of these embarrassing moments occur in every meeting, degrading the trust between the team and its stakeholders and making every sprint review an unpleasant and uncomfortable experience ...

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