Structure of a Sprint Review
Sprint review should be time-saving and effective, with on-point communication and well-planned presentations. Here are the basic parts of every Sprint review:
The product owner should introduce themselves and all of the participants since it’s possible not all of them know each other.
Set Ground Rules and Expectations
Some product owners like to guide the participants about expressing opinions, vocabulary, and other guidelines for effective interaction.
A Brief Overview of Features That Will be Reviewed
It’s a good idea to present the stakeholders with a comprehensive table listing all the features that you’ll be discussing, the size/number of the elements, as well as the working status on those features. The goal of this is to save time on addressing items that don’t require feedback, but wave the rule and explain any function if asked about.
Demonstrate New Functionalities
This is the core portion of a sprint review. In some cases, it might be the only part. Demonstrating a product to the stakeholders is best done by an owner, particularly if you’re working with challenging stakeholders.
Address Major Issues
The next item on the agenda for the sprint would be to discuss the most critical issues with the backlog items. This is a role for either the Sprint Master or the Product owner to play. Many favorize Sprint Masters in this case because this part of the demonstration focuses more on the process rather than the product itself.
List the Upcoming Items
Finally, list the backlog items that will be discussed during the following sprints. Since the goal of the Sprint review is to gain feedback, the stakeholders’ opinions will affect the things on the list for the following reviews.
Sprint Review Participants
Sprint Reviews are held for the stakeholders by the Scrum Team (led by a Scrum Master) and the Product Owner. The Product Owner handles the majority of the Sprint Review, while the Scrum Master wraps up the meeting and points out the issues the Scrum Team will work on for the next review.