Here's how much time your team spends on agile retrospectives
An engineering team of 10 people who work 40 hours a week for 50 weeks a year and run on biweekly sprints spends about 260 hours a year in agile retrospectives. That’s 6.5 weeks of a single person’s time. If your team’s average salary is $100K, that’s $13,000 just on agile retrospectives.
Depending on the pizza size and the team’s preference for Agile ceremonies, these figures can change but the message is the same: If your team is running agile retrospectives, make them count.
- Do they fail to accomplish anything? That’s an easy fix.
- Is the participation really week? Here’s why.
- Are the meetings getting dominated by an individual? Solve it.
- Is your team not picking up the habit? Maybe give it a bit more time.
- Is the discussion really surface-level? Remove the recency bias.
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