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The first mail your’ll receive will be “7 things to try in your next sprint”:

7 things to try in your next sprint

Have you ever had the feeling that your team got stuck? That improvement slowed down or even halted? You are not alone.

Is it just me or are there many retrospectives focusing on completely irrelevant improvements while ignoring many important ones? Ideas why?

Some people think that incremental improvement can get you anywhere. Just take the next step in the right direction. And then the next. But then you hit a local optimum, and every possible step you could take would make things a little worse: When worse is better (Kent Beck). Or you hit a wall and need a leap to further improve, not baby steps: Incremental vs. Revolutionary improvements (Kathy Sierry).

If you are stuck in a situation like this you should think about making a big change. Sign up for my newsletter to receive 7 ideas for things you could try in your next sprint: Subscribe now.