Worst Practice: The Sprint Review as a Signoff Meeting


One of the “worst practices” I’ve discovered several times when coaching Scrum teams is when a team uses their Sprint Review as a “signoff” meeting, with either the Product Owner or other stakeholders acting as approvers. Getting feedback at a Sprint Review is great, but treating the Sprint Review (some call it a “Demo”, a mistake in my opinion) as some sort of acceptance meeting causes all kinds of problems. In this article, I look deeper at this worst practice from the following angles:

  • Possible Symptoms
  • Possible Causes
  • Possible Consequences
  • Possible Solutions

Link to full article

I encourage you to comment on the full article here on the blog, as every comment posted helps me and others to improve their knowledge of Scrum.


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