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How the Scrum Values Direct your Behavior During the Sprint Retrospective (37)

September 21, 2023

👉 The more people become proficient in living the Scrum values, the more successful the use of Scrum will be.
When the Scrum values are embodied by the Scrum Team and the people they work with, the empirical Scrum pillars come to life, building trust. 

Reminder: the Scrum Values are Commitment, Focus, Openness, Respect, and Courage.


Let's have a look what living the Scrum Values can bring to the Spint Retrospective.

  • Commitment to achieve the Sprint Retrospective’s expected outcome: having planned ways to increase quality and effectiveness.
  • Have the Courage to work on the difficult topics. Conflict is not easy. Yet working on these topics makes the team grow faster than anything else.
  • Focus on improving as one team: quality of the product as well as delivering value more and more effectively.
  • Openness to share what you are struggling with; what was most difficult to realize in the last Sprint, and what are you expecting that improves.
  • Respect what the other team members come up with. You can count on it that these topics are important for them.


These are only one example of how each Scrum Value could be lived during the Sprint Retrospective.



The Scrum Values are a guide for the Scrum Team how to behave during the Sprint Retrospective.

The more the team and the stakeholders become skilled in living the Scrum Values, the better the outcome of your Sprint Retrospective will be.



Together with your Scrum Team, evaluate how the Scrum Values are lived during the Sprint Retrospective.

How do you see that the values of Commitment, Courage, Focus, Openness and Respect are lived? What can you do to make the Scrum Team live these even better?


I hope you find value in these short posts and if you are looking for more clarifications, feel free to take contact.

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Living the Scrum Values during the Sprint Retrospective

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