Having everyone in a team be able to think about ways to improve and contribute is essential for any successful agile project. This is just as true of the humble retrospective. It’s at this point in time that having a team being able to reflect on the last sprint, feel like they are being heard, and contribute to delivering value to the next sprint can help deliver value to the project.
We share the experience of software development services company Mitrais and how they provide both value to clients and to their team when they tried out TeamRetro.
Rommy Rempas, the Competency Development Manager at Mitrais, emphasizes the importance of open collaboration in his team’s sprint retrospectives. He notes that “it is the time for their voice to be heard,” and that using a tool like TeamRetro has helped his team feel more comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas. By fostering an environment of open collaboration, Rommy’s team has been able to identify issues and improve their processes more effectively.
The Competency Development Group have been implementing Scrum at Mitrais since 2014 and took about a year before teams were familiar enough with the transition in order to implement projects without waiting for requirements to be baselined.
With this in mind, Rommy shared that success meant that ”the team is able to improve their skills while delivering the product and meeting the expectations of the stakeholder”. He went on to say that the teams have found more success through Scrum. The short iteration to release gives the team more opportunity to grow and learn based on periodic feedback, improving productivity and the team being able to better adapt to dynamic requirements.