Use Fishbone in Sprint Retrospective - Possible or not?


#1

Hi Visual Paradigm,

Scrum process tool fits our needs well, except that we want a bit of customization regarding to sprint retrospective. Our team use to discuss and explore problems during sprint retrospective, and to identify the causes and possibly look for solutions. I see Visual Paradigm supports cause-effect diagram, which is a tool we use often for this purpose. My question is: Can I use cause-effect diagram in work item? Of course I want to put that under the work item instead of having the diagram scattered.

Best regards,
Kathleen


#2

Hi Kathleen,

Thank you for your post. Yes, you can tailor Scrum Process Canvas by including Cause and Effect Diagram and any other diagram types into a work item as a custom artifact. I’ll take Sprint Retrospective Meeting as example. Please check the steps below:

  1. Open the Sprint Retrospective Meeting in Scrum Process Canvas.
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  2. Let’s say your team will create and discuss cause and effect under step 2. In step two, click on Custom Artifacts in the Action Artifact section.
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  3. In the popup window, click Add and then select Diagram… from the popup menu.
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  4. Select Cause and Effect Diagram as type. Click OK.
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  5. This creates a Cause and Effect Diagram. You can now edit the diagram.
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  6. When finished, go back to the work item through the breadcrumb.
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  7. The diagram is placed under Action Artifact. You can open your diagram from there.
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Hope this helps. Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.

Best regards,
Jick Yeung