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Don’t Ruin Your Scrum Sprint — Use these Scrum Facilitation Event Agendas  

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The Agile mindset demands frequent, if not constant, interaction among its project stakeholders. Perhaps more so with Scrum, than other frameworks. From Daily Scrum meetings to Sprint Retrospective meetings held every one to four weeks, having a formal facilitator or being a facilitative participant adds tremendous value to successful Sprints. So, who facilitates Scrum events and when? The following activities and events highlight Agile’s Scrum dependence on facilitation. How do your Scrum events agendas differ?

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Great article! I love the idea of using what, so what, now what for retrospectives. Often teams use this event for complaining without any analysis of the actual issues. This tool will help take some of the drama out.

Thanks for taking your valuable time to provide a comment Denise.

Groups cannot focus on more than one thing at a time and yet each of the symptoms, causes, and cures implies a potential "one to many" arrangement. Some structure goes a long way to normalize those challenges.

As consultants we used polysyllabic terms in the past; namely Evidence (symptom) yielding to Implications (causes) leading to Recommendations (cures or actions). We've learned that the grandparent friendly terms of WHAT > SO WHAT > NOW WHAT effectively explain the structure and make it easier for groups to follow and stay focused.

More importantly, the facilitator can measure what is 'Done' and more importantly, what is NOT 'Done'. And you know Denise, once you can measure it, you can manage it.

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