One improvement item per sprint
In the new (2017) Scrum Guide revision history it says:
"7. Added to the Sprint Backlog section:
To ensure continuous improvement, it includes at least one high priority way in which the team works, identified in the previous Retrospective meeting."
A sentence that is not clear enough (at least from my perspective).
In the 2017 Scrum Guide itself it is described differently:
"To ensure continuous improvement, it includes at least one high priority process improvement identified in the previous Retrospective meeting."
This I can clearly understand.
I would like to have this statement unified, what do you think?
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Daniel Wilhite commented
I object to this one because it isn't always a "process" improvement that comes out of Retrospectives. I've had team building ideas come out of Retrospective. I've even worked with teams where they took an item to be better at naming their feature branches or limiting the number of characters that are in the subject line of the tickets in our ticketing system so that it is easier to read. I even had one team come out with "we only want to use light colored post-it notes on the wall because the dark ones blend in with the paint". By specifically putting the word "process" in the statement, I think you are misinterpreting the reason for the Restrospective.
Actually, I totally prefer improvement to the "way in which the team works" over "process", as it allows a much wider interpretation, while process is restrictive and unclear to me. What is part of the process? What is not? Should it be formalized? Etc ....Talking of improvements to the way people work is simply just that: Something that enhances the way a team works.