one-to-one (face-to-face) retrospective meetings
Yes I know there is no such meeting in Scrum. However I strongly recommend one-to-one (face-to-face) retrospective meetings
in order to get more efficient feedback. In the guide document, as you know, one of the scrum master's responsibilities is to coach the team. So this kind of meeting would ease scrum master's job and scrum master would contact with team members in more healthy way. It can be arranged per one or two sprints with all team members individually.
Of course it would be thought as a management meeting and out of scrum scope. But I think it is worth to think as a new scrum meeting.
We authorize you to add these meetings to your culture and organization. However, they are not Scrum.
I like the idea of going for a walk to talk something over, but I’m not adding it to Scrum.
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Daniel Wilhite commented
I completely agree with David Sabine. No disrespect intended but adding these into the Scrum Framework would lead to misinterpretations that the Scrum Master is the "manager" or "lead". If a Scrum Master would like to have 1:1 coaching sessions, there is absolutely nothing to stop them from doing so. But it should not be part of the defined framework.
Alan Larimer commented
Does this undermine the values? Openness?
David Sabine commented
I respectfully disagree, Mr. Karakaya.
Formalized one-to-one meetings have no place in work environments in which teams are the performance unit. One-to-one discussion may take place and as team members interact naturally, but to make it "an event of Scrum" would undermine self-organization, fundamentally.