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sprint retrospective duration (scrum guide vs SW in 30 days)
Last Post 02 Nov 2014 05:22 AM by Dimitrios Tsigkakos. 4 Replies.
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nikos batsios
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nikos batsios

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25 Jul 2014 02:54 AM
    hello,

    hope someone could clarify the correct maximum duration for a sprint retrospective!

    from scrum guide 2013: "this is a three-hour time-boxed meeting for one month sprint. for shorter sprints, the event is usually shorter p12, 1st paragraph
    from Software in 30 days:"This meeting should never exceed four hours" p60 - "conduct the sprint retrospectives"
    sub chapter

    should someone consider as the scrum guide and scrum open relative answers as correct?

    thnx!
    nikos
    michael
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    michael

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    27 Jul 2014 01:26 AM
    Hi Nikos,

    As the exam is set by scrum.org the question will be based on scrum guide contents.
    If you look at Appendix 1 page 131 of the same book Software in 30 days.
    Time is defined the same as scrum guide, so its a kind of contradiction of terms.
    Understand your point you are putting forward RE timeboxes as it could be confusing.
    As a SM you would be keeping the events to timeboxes, as far as this is concerned
    I would go with the timebox that the scrum guide recommends and also page 131 of that book.
    Could also be worth dropping Ken or Jeff a mail in the thinking behind the four hour time listed.
    Share the result with the wider community in this post.


    Michael
    nikos batsios
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    nikos batsios

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    27 Jul 2014 05:02 AM
    thnx for your feedback Michael!
    i will contact Ken for his comments as well!
    Ian Mitchell
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    Ian Mitchell

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    27 Jul 2014 10:26 AM
    Mehdi spotted this back in January. At the time, I suggested it was a typo and no-one has contradicted me on that. See:

    https://www.scrum.org/Forums/aft/595

    Taken very literally of course, the book is also right. The claim that a Sprint Retrospective should never exceed 4 hours is a valid one.
    Dimitrios Tsigkakos
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    Dimitrios Tsigkakos

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    02 Nov 2014 05:22 AM
    Hi Nick,
    Normally you should have an 1 hour Retro, for a one week sprint, ergo 2 hr for 2 weeks etc.
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