Management Bug

Eduardo Espinheira
3 min readAug 12, 2020

Here is your weekly dose of Human Management with some more food for thought to leverage your growth.

Since we believe the Management Bugs are common and typical, every description is created and adapted from articles, blog posts, and definitions from other sources and authors.

A MngtBug is a problem, cause, or impact in a human manager’s decision, which produces an incorrect or unexpected result. Every other week we share a little bit of our knowledge base on social media and our newsletter. This week’s MngtBug is…

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This week’s “Lack of Sprint Review Meeting” is still often found.

By definition, a sprint review meeting is an informal meeting to inspect the Increment and adapt the Product Backlog if needed. (1)

The review serves to share information, and this is not a status meeting. It is held to get some feedback as well as ensure that there is collaboration. (2)

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Some companies organize meetings under the excuse that they are sprint review meetings; however, if you participate in meetings with these characteristics, they aren’t Sprint Review Meetings:
- A formal/status meeting.
- The new functionality is demonstrated only in a slide show.
- The Product Owner “accepts” the work completed by the Development Team.
- The Development Team isn’t (entirely) present.
- Neither are stakeholders or end-users.
- The demonstrated functionality does not meet the “Definition of Done.”
- The Product Backlog is not updated. The Scrum Team works with a predefined scope.
- The stakeholders “accept” the completed work from the Product Owner. (4)

Anti Patterns During The Sprint Review: Lack of attendance.
People, whether they’re internal or external, are not showing up to the sprint reviews. The lack of attendance can be due to a couple of reasons, for instance, being:
- Lack of insights presented, thus stakeholders don’t feel…

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Eduardo Espinheira

Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories