Jim Sammons: The Baseball Agile Retrospective and one important success question for Scrum Masters

“Am I making other people better?” is the question that Jim starts his own success retrospective with. We then dive into the “do no harm” rule that Jim applies to his own work, and how to use Retrospectives in our work and reach a successful outcome.

We talk about the standards that we must ourselves to, as Scrum Masters.

Featured Retrospective for the Week: The Baseball Retro

Although there are many possible games and exercises for Agile Retrospectives, in this Agile Retrospective format – The Baseball Retro -, the focus is on creating an analogy of the Sprint to a baseball game. And how we can use this analogy thinking to find opportunities for improvement.

Listen in to learn how Jim prepares and hosts that retrospective.

About Jim Sammons

Jim is currently a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org and works with an amazing team at Insight as an Agile Coach and trainer for their clients around the world. His time as a Scrum Master was awesome and fueled his passion for agility at all levels.

You can link with Jim Sammons on LinkedIn and connect with Jim Sammons on Twitter.

2 thoughts on “Jim Sammons: The Baseball Agile Retrospective and one important success question for Scrum Masters”

  1. Loved the idea of the Baseball retro so I’ve adapted it to cricket. An important part of cricket is Tea, so I made sure we had a break for a drink and some cake in there.
    I also added “DRS” (decision review system) which is like an action replay for the umpires to make sure they get decisions right – but in our case, its a review of the actions from the last retro. Did we do them, were they effective etc?
    I’ll stick something up on LinkedIn later.

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