Forget about messing up live demos. Pre-record a sprint demo that showcases your work with Tella.
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A sprint demo video shows your team mates what you worked on this sprint. You should explain what your goals were for the sprint and then demonstrate the work you completed. If you shipped a new feature, do a demo of it. If you refactored some code, do a brief walkthrough of the code. Because a sprint demo is pre-recorded you can play it during your sprint review meeting or share it with the team for them to watch asynchronously.
From the Tella recorder pick your camera and the screen you want to share. Then press “Start recording”. Record as many clips as you need to cover the different parts of your demo.
Once you’ve recorded your clips you can customise and edit them. Trim clips so that they start and end where you want. Choose custom backgrounds and layouts to make your demo for fun and memorable.
When you’re done editing, press “Finish”. Now you can share a link to your video’s page over Slack or email. You can also download your video as an mp4 file.
You sprint demo video shouldn’t more than a few minutes long. If your team is quite small then that might give you more time to work with given everyone on your team might be doing a demo. It’s always good to try to keep your demo short so that you can keep your viewers engaged. This will also help you to stay concise and on-topic.
A sprint review is the meeting held at the end of the sprint. Its purpose is to review the sprint based on its goals, along with any stakeholders (e.g. customers or other internal teams). A sprint demo is a chance for members of the team to showcase what was completed and discuss feedback with stakeholders. A sprint demo can be part of a sprint review, but a sprint demo can also be its own event. Sprint demo videos can be pre-recorded and played during a meeting, or the demo can be conducted asynchronously, where sprint demo videos are shared with team members and stakeholders to watch in their own time.
Focus on your acceptance criteria. This is usually the definition of “done”. When possible try to give the demo from an end-user’s perspective. To prepare your demo you can write a short script, or outline of what you want to say and what you will show. It’s worth doing a few practice runs (or recording some rough takes).
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