I was wondering if any listeners use the project management discipline called “Scrum” (For those who do not know what Scrum is, it is a simple form of agile software development featuring month-long development cycles). When I heard about “hot wash” in the members podcast, I immediately thought of the part of Scrum called the “retrospective meeting”. At the end of each development cycle, we do brainstorm-syle meeting to talk about what works and what doesn’t in our project. I like the format and guidelines Mark gave for doing the hot wash, and I think it will improve our Scrum process when we do our monthly retrospective meetings.
I would love to hear from other “ScrumMasters” out there, and if they are applying hot wash, www/tala, or any other manager tools techniques to their Scrum process.