Sprint Review & Absences
We have SM, PO and Stackholders when doing Sprint Review/demo. Many times, we have a situation when all stakeholders are not available because of absences/holidays/critical activities. What can be the best option:
1- Should we cancel or reschedule the review? We have a review just a day before the sprint completes, so rescheduled review might happen in the next sprint.
2- Can we have a review couple of days before the sprint completes? This way, we might show/discuss those tickets Done already.
3- Can we do multiple reviews in one sprint? This way, we might show/discuss those tickets Done already.
4- Should we ignore stakeholders if the product owner is present for review?
I don't think any of those are appropriate.
There's nothing wrong with getting feedback and information from stakeholders more frequently than once per Sprint. I'd consider 3 to be a viable option, but getting feedback from stakeholders isn't the same as getting all your key stakeholders in the same place at the same time.
Instead, I'd look at the overall scheduling. Look at things like the Sprint duration, the day of week where you hold the Sprint Review, and even the time of day that you hold it. Make the appropriate adjustments to maximize the key stakeholders who attend. However, the Scrum Master should also be working with the key stakeholders to make sure they understand the importance of not only attending, but also participating in the Sprint Review event.
Many times, we have a situation when all stakeholders are not available because of absences/holidays/critical activities. What can be the best option
Bear in mind that being invited to a Sprint Review as a stakeholder is a privilege. The Scrum Team are not obliged to invite and accommodate everyone.
If a stakeholder has been invited, it is because they are thought by the team to be key, with respect to the work being reviewed that Sprint. Should a key stakeholder be indisposed to provide feedback at this time, it is best to consider the available options in that light.