Not every product or change needs a sprint demo
November 15, 2022Demos are far from the only way to receive timely feedback.
Talking to stakeholders and end-users is a great way to get feedback on the product you’re building.
But how often should we meet with our stakeholders and end-users to get this feedback?
If you adhere to Scrum, this is accomplished via the Sprint Review at the end of each Sprint. Although in practice, it seems that many teams skip this event entirely. And of those that don’t skip it, it’s often an internal meeting, without any stakeholders present.
But is that the answer? We should get feedback once per sprint/iteration?
Demos/reviews are far from the only way to receive timely feedback.
In fact, for some types of products, demos would be a very slow way to receive feedback.
"Agile" isn't about delivering every sprint
Frequently delivering software, but not considering feedback on how to improve, isn't agile.
We found a way that works best for us...
These phrases are designed to end conversations.
By calling iterations "Sprints", Scrum implies a need for constant running. Don't be fooled.