Scheduling Sprint Reviews



  • I'm trying to find the right balance on how Sprint Reviews should be scheduled for my Team. Each member in my Team has their own project although everyone in the Scrum Team does attend a single Daily Scrum. Each member has their own Sprint Planning for their project and the Sprints last for 2 weeks. The Sprint start and end times are shared among all the team members.

    So, here we are trying to integrate Sprint Reviews into Sprints where they would occur every other sprint (once a month). So, there would be one Sprint Review for each team member.

    Could someone suggest which would be an ideal day in the 2-week Sprint cycle for this event?

    Certainly a lot of articles online suggested it to be better for it to be in the last day of the Sprint (right before the retrospective) which is great but here when there is one Sprint Review for each it might lead to too many meetings for the Scrum Master on one day with the added constraint that all of these meetings should be done before the Retrospective.

    Any insight would be appreciated.



  • You are not doing Scrum, by any stretch of the imagination.

    Now, there may be a good reason for that. Scrum itself does not always fit all circumstances. But I have to ask - are you not following Scrum because you first tried it ( https://www.solutionsiq.com/resource/blog-post/shuhari-agile-adoption-pattern/ ), mastered it (Ha), and then customized it to meet your needs (Ri)?

    Or https://ronjeffries.com/xprog/articles/jatbaseball/ ?

    My advice?

    • Stop assigning projects to individuals. Assign them to the Team, with priorities, and let the Team figure out who does what when.
    • Merge all your Planning Meetings into one
    • Have a single Sprint Review Meeting every Sprint

    Basically, https://scrumguides.org/scrum-guide.html . Only after you've tried that for a few months, and the Team fully understands how to do Scrum, do you then look into trying out changes such as creating sub-Teams (Highly discouraged! Beware!) or moving Sprint Reviews to be bi-Sprintly.




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