Regular individual assessments vs. Sprint Retrospections
I think among Sprint Retrospections, where whole team reviews their work as well as pros and cons of practices and approaches, every mature Scrum process requires regular indidual team member assessments.
First of all it allows provide combined and overall feedback which includes from colleagues, product owner or customer, scrum master or manager. Secondly it outlines weaknesses which team member might not even pay enough attention. Finally it gives a chance to be heard.
As a result individual assessments complement sprint retrospections and improve overall team’s characteristics simultaniously.
Feelings and facts during assessments
In order to make individual assessment objective two things come to the scine: personal feedback and figures. While personal feedback operates with feelings, feagures operates with facts, naturally complementing each other. Continue reading