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February 21, 2023

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Robert Briese

LeSSons learned Newsletter #2

LeSSons learned Newsletter #2

1. Article: 4 Big Ideas to improve your Sprint Review - Robert Briese

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"Is your team or product group (if you develop products with multiple teams) always in line with what to work on next in order to maximize delivered value? Does everyone involved in product creation and delivery have a deep understanding of what worked in past Sprints and what had the biggest impact on the company’s success?
If not, look at how you’re doing your Sprint Reviews and make the necessary changes!

Here are my top 4 suggestions regarding the Sprint Review:

  1. Get real customers and/or end-users involved in the Sprint Review.
  2. Have the Product Owner (or someone supporting) provide insights about how the product performs, existing timelines, budgets, and marketplace opportunities to maximize any learning about the impact a product has.
  3. Let customers and/or end-users experience the features of the product that the team implemented as much as possible hands-on.
  4. Give every participant a chance to actively collaborate on how to adapt the Product Backlog to reflect feedback and work on what’s most important next (with the Product Owner having the final say)."

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2. Tambo: We are looking for beta testers!

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Are you looking for an icebreaker game to play with your team? Do you want to add some fun at the beginning of your meetings? Tambo is a game developed by us, Lean Sherpas, designed to bond teams together, by playfully making them empathize with the ideas and views of their team members. By playing the game at the beginning of your Product Backlog Refinement workshop, you stimulate your participants to get into the right mindset and think outside the box!

Since we are still in the development phase of the game, we are looking for beta testers, who give us critiques on their user experience.

For now, we only share the game with a small group of beta testers. If you want to be part of this selective group, get your hands on the game before it’s publicly announced, and also help us improve it, register via the button below.

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3. LinkedIn Event: The hidden power of communities

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Join Agile Coaches Konstantin Ribel and Robert Briese on a journey of discovery as they explore 'The Hidden Power of Communities' in a free upcoming event. This insightful event will provide a unique perspective on the role communities play in unlocking success and growth. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the key principles behind thriving communities and how to cultivate a sense of belonging within their own networks.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, this event is a must-attend for anyone interested in harnessing the full potential of community power. So mark your calendars and register today to reserve your spot at this exciting event!

Register here - LinkedIn

4. Open Sprint Review - March 17

Register here - LinkedIn

Open Sprint Review Day
Join our open Sprint Review day on Friday, the 17th of March!

Experience an authentic, real-time Sprint Review with Lean Sherpas.
In order to participate, join the event on Linkedin using the following link:
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Alternatively, send an email to betti@leansherpas.com

After registering, you will receive a Zoom link as well as a link to the appropriate Miroboard.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Register here - LinkedIn

5. Upcoming Courses

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Our upcoming courses (seats are limited):

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Robert Briese

Robert is the CEO of Lean Sherpas and one of 25 certified LeSS Trainers globally and one of the few with hands-on experience in LeSS and LeSS Huge. As a change agent for 15+ years, consulting and coaching, he has worked with over 30 companies, including DAX-listed global brands such as Adidas, BMW, BP, Dr. Oetker, Henkel, Hilti, Hugo Boss, SAP, Volkswagen, and ZF.

From 2015 to 2016 he led a LeSS adoption at a Global Player in the Software Industry, scaling development from 3 to 7 teams and coaching the development and the management team on how to lead a scaled agile organization. In 2018 he contributed to significant improvements in product delivery at one of the biggest LeSS Huge adoptions in the world at BMW AG. Working with over 30 teams, including large groups of over 400 employees, he led them to deliver bi-weekly product increments consisting of hardware and software.

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