This article was originally published on January 22, 2014.
The first thing I do when a Scrum Master tells me that they didn’t do a sprint retrospective because of lack of time is count…slowly…to ten, plastic smile pasted on my face while I try to focus through the red haze in front of my eyes, chaotic thoughts running through my mind…“No time for improvement? No time to become more productive? No time to become great?”, before I regain some semblance of rationality. For me, the sprint retrospective is the most valuable Scrum ceremony.