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Sprint Review Real Examples

Pixar (3)

Pixar use regular meetings every few months called Braintrust Meetings to inspect progress made on a film, talk through what works and what doesn’t, and how to adapt the film to improve (i.e. similar to a Sprint Review).

‘put smart passionate people in a room together, charge them with identifying and solving problems, and encourage them to be candid with one another’

page 86-7

Structure (1, page 94)

  • Film screening 
  • Lunch together in a conference room (to gather thoughts) 
  • Director will give a summary of where they think they are
  • Feedback begins

Feedback (page 93)

  • Braintrust notes, then, are intended to bring the true causes of problems to the surface – not to demand a specific remedy (page 93)
  • The director (as mirrors the PO role) is able to change whatever he/she wants from the feedback
  • Feedback is given as constructive criticism (page 103) 
    • “The writing in this scene isn’t good enough” (just criticism) 
    • “Don’t you want people to walk out of the theater and be quoting those lines?” (more of a challenge and shows you want the same things) 


  1. Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull

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