Agile - Project Scenario 5 Lessons Learned Retrospectives - 77856

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There are 2 parts to this assignment both parts are required to complete this assignment

Your Job Title, Role, and Background at XYZ Corporation

You are a Senior Project Analyst. You report to the PMO Director. Your main role is as an analyst and advisor to the PMO Director. Your background includes a BS in IFSM from UMUC and PMP and PMI-ACP certifications. You have 4 years work experience at XYZ since joining the company after graduation. In your short career, you have shown an ability to perform good analysis and to assist management and senior management in decision support. Your job responsibilities routinely call for you to write analyses of training information and media at the request of the PMO Director.

Overview of Scenario #5 Task Assignment # 1

Ms. Donna Cortez, PMO Director at XYZ Corporation, has tasked you with viewing four videos under consideration for inclusion in an upcoming course on Agile/Sprint Retrospectives. To assist her, you will view the requested four videos and write a short response on each video, per her specifications. Any information not included in the XYZ case may be augmented as you see fit as long as your extension is not in conflict with the information included in the original case.

Key information on the four videos is listed below, including video number, video title, and video URL on the web. In your analyses, you will refer to the video number, and not the title. The four assigned videos are as follows:

Video 1 – Title: Agile in Practice: Retrospectives after Iteration

Video 2 – Title: The Wrong way to do Agile Retrospectives

Video 3 – Title: How to improve your Scrum Sprint Retrospectives

Video 4 – Title: Inside the Sprint Retrospective

No comparison of the videos is required. Per Ms. Cortez, your task assignment is to execute the following steps and to develop and submit the cited summary/analysis deliverables.

  1. Watch  Video 1 several times.
  2. Summarize the key content of Video 1 and state its provided definition of Agile retrospectives. Also include a reminder about any related content important to XYZ Corporation that is not included in the video.
  3. View Video 2 several times.
  1. Summarize the key content of Video 2 and state each of the wrong ways dramatized in the video. For each wrong way included in the video, state the corresponding right way, and provide a brief description of the right way in the XYZ Agile environment.
  2. View Video 3 several times.
  3. List each mistake and tip included in the Video 3, and elaborate on each mistake and tip in 1-2 sentences. Cite which tip you think is most important for XYZ Corporation. Cite which tip you think is least important for XYZ Corporation. Also cite one additional tip not included in the video that we want to nonetheless emphasize at XYZ Corporation.
  4. Watch Video 4 several times.
  5. Summarize the key content of Video 4. Be sure to address: 1) what to keep as is ("like"); and 2) what to improve ("don't like") for the next Sprint, as well Mr. Southerland's concept of "the one thing" to emphasize. After your initial summary, include 3 representative examples of items that may come up in a retrospective in each of the category of what to keep as is and the category of what to improve.

Task Requirements

  1. Do tasks #1-#8 in the preceding list;
  2. Make your responses as short or long as needed (generally, a 100 word narrative for each video is sufficient) to address the PMO Director’s requirements appropriately (FYI… the PMO Director wants your expert viewpoint, so no outside sources are expected);
  3. Use a numbered list (1-4) to present your four responses to the four assigned videos;
  4. Follow all guidelines in the provided assignment rubric to maximize your grade; and


Scenario 5 Exercise # 2

  1. Introduction

Scenario 5 will NOT follow in the progression of Scenario 4 but will make use of the same BITCS Application Sprint scenario conditions but with another project team, so no need for self-critique. When the sprint ends in Scrum, it's time for the team to present its work to the Product Owner for approval. This process is known as the sprint review meeting. In this meeting, the Product Owner goes through the stories assigned for the sprint and asks the team to present the work. The Product Owner checks the work to make sure it has addressed all the acceptance criteria outlined in the product backlog item. Following the sprint review meeting the team holds a Scrum retrospective meeting with the ScrumMaster. At this time, the team discusses three things: what went well, what didn't go well, and what improvements could be made in the next sprint. Sometimes the Product Owner participates in the Retrospective, and sometimes not. Let’s assume for this assignment that the Product Owner is welcome and participates. The following URL will serve as a good resource for you and complements the required video on YouTube:

  1. Retrospective of the Previous Sprint’s Backlog and Burndown Chart

  2. Transcript of the Retrospective Meeting on Previous Sprint (with ScrumMaster presiding and all key stakeholders participating)
  3. Summary of Scenario 5 Assignment Requirements, Processes, & Deliverables
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