The Sprint Retrospective is a three hour meeting, which follows the Sprint Review Meeting and precedes the upcoming Sprint Planning Session (preferably the first day off). The Sprint Retrospective allows the team to inspect its performance and make adjustments for the next Sprint. The Agile Sports Consultant ensures that the Sprint Retrospective takes place and that attendees are clear on the objective of the meeting. The Agile Sports Consultant teaches the team to manage the meeting within the time frame. The Agile Sports Consultant is a participant in this meeting and provides oversight for the Agile Sports process.
The purpose of the Sprint Retrospective is to:
- Inspect the previous Sprint and evaluate its efficiency and effectiveness in terms of player collaboration, self-organization, goal attainment, and wins;
- Identify and order the performance targets that were hit and missed, and potential improvements; and,
- Identify any obstacles or challenges that may keep the team from reaching its goals.
During the Sprint Retrospective the Agile Sports Consultant helps the team improve, within the Agile Sports Framework™, its performance improvement processes, self-organizing processes and execution in the next Sprint. The team collaborates on ways it can increase synergy and quality of play.
The results of the Sprint Retrospective is the identification of performance improvement strategies and player efficiencies that it will apply during the next Sprint. The application of these improvements and efficiencies in the upcoming Sprint is the core of the adaptation principle in the Agile Sports Framework. While improvements are constantly being sought out and implemented throughout the season, post-season and even during games, the Sprint Retrospective provides another chance for the team to focus on inspection and adaptation.
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