September 27, 2019
Sprint demos (also known as reviews) are a vital part of any Agile/Lean organisation, heck its good to showcase your work. I've been very fortunate to experience product demos that are well run and very exciting. But unfortunately, I've seen demos that are the complete opposite - a waste of everyone's time.
I want to showcase what a sprint demo is not. So that you can have great demos that people won't miss. One that is exciting, purposeful, and memorable. A sprint demo should not be:
The above makes a demo a daunting thing, an event that people will dread. And it should be a good experience for all the team. If you want to have product demos that build team spirit, then try to understand what the demo is meant to achieve.
It should be the following:
That for me makes a great sprint demo. I would recommend you read the articles in the list below to help you create the perfect sprint demo.
These resources will help you run great sprint demos.
Scrum in practice: the Sprint Demo
Myth: The Sprint Review is a Demo
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