The sprint retrospective should work by having everyone who was working in the sprint tell about what they got done and how they did it. They should be able to confidently tell us how they completed the task and how long it took as well as telling us how we could have them work more efficiently. What we should do with the result is to look at it and figure out how we can become a more efficient team.
Well, as a team we have started becoming student led. We have been doing well at allowing everyone to do any task that they want. Now, we didn't always have people work on prioritized things. We had some people at specific points work on only filler jobs and not high-priority jobs.
Our team does a good job of organizing our tasks. We have a board in Pethan's room that tells what tasks are being done and by whom. It also tells everyone how far they are with the completion of that task. There is a problem though, Pethan's room is really out of the way and I have had experiences where I am running down to Pethan's room to only find that the person I needed to talk too had just left the room. All in all, we are very transparent for the most part.
We are looking at the exact same values for an FRC product owner. We need one that is knowledgeable, empowered to make decisions, available to the team, and accountable for value. I personally think that theoretically we don't need more than one, but we will most likely need a maximum of 2.
1. Having a functional robot
2. Having an understanding of the game
3. Having an understanding of the robot
4. Getting sponsors
5. Having solid organization
I have learned about transparency, autonomy and how scrum works. It has really given me a solid understanding of how our team will be working in the next few years.