Retrospective [60-90 min]

Schedule Recurring Retrospectives

In addition to project and sprint-based retrospectives, set a regular cadence for team retrospectives, whether it's weekly, biweekly, or monthly, depending on the organization's needs.

Calendar Invite

Invite all relevant stakeholders, team members, and contributors to attend the retrospective meeting.

Define the Agenda

Outline the topics to be discussed during the retrospective, such as what went well, what could be improved, and any challenges or hazards faced.


Start the retrospective by giving each participant an opportunity to share their thoughts on what worked well and what could have been better during the previous period.

Capture Feedback

Use collaborative tools or sticky notes to record everyone's input. Categorize the feedback into themes for easier analysis. Make sure to include things to celebrate!

Prioritize Action Items

Collaboratively decide on the most important action items to focus on in the upcoming period. Assign responsibilities for implementing these improvements.

Review Long-Term Goals

Revisit the organization's goals and objectives to ensure the retrospective's action items align with the overall mission.

Document and Share

Record the key points discussed, action items, and decisions made during the retrospective. Share the documentation with all participants.

Implement Action Items

Act on the agreed-upon improvements and monitor progress in subsequent retrospectives.

Review and Adapt

In the next retrospective, review the outcomes of the implemented action items and assess their impact. Continue refining the retrospective process to improve its effectiveness over time.

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