What is a Retrospective session?
Look back on successes and failures in order to learn and improve for next time.
This session is a staple of productive teams. Normally conducted every fortnight, it’s a chance to look back and reflect on what’s gone well and what hasn’t - and what can be done about it.
How do you run a retro?
Use the following sequence of tactics:
1. Pick a retrospective format:
Mad, Sad, Glad Retro
Focus on how the team is feeling.
Three Little Pigs Retro
Focus on how robust aspects of the team or project are
Start, Stop, Continue Retro
Focus on action-based constructive feedback.
Facilitate a discussion that doesn’t lose track for each of the most popular points raised.
To make the retro worthwhile, create an actionable to-do list from the discussion.