Sprint 2 Retrospective: It turns out my "sprint themes" are perpendicular to my sprints
Chalk this retrospective learning up to "I sort of kind of knew this might be the case, but wanted to try something different anyway."
When I started planning the approach for my 26 Sprints in 2023, I wanted to focus on a theme per sprint. That immediately became a challenge because there's just so. many. things. I'm working with, around, through, and collecting inputs on at any given time.
With that in mind, I'm abandoning the idea of topic-focused sprint themes. This Sprint 2 was originally, "Visualizing Information (Non-Quantitative), Part 1" because I knew I was going to be doing that kind of work during the sprint. I did, but not in the sense that was the original content I was going to publish.
So, for the time being, I'm switching to context-titled sprints, with the new Sprint 3 being "The One That Started in San Francisco" (Monday, January 30 - Sunday, February 12). Astute readers may notice this update is going out on Tuesday February 7th but I've at least done some Sprint 3 content planning over the past week. New posts coming. In the meantime, on to the Orginal Content I did post during Sprint 2, as well as a review of my browser history to share some things you might also find interesting...