Retrospective

Retrospectives are reflection meetings where agile teams review, reflect, and evaluate the performance of their processes at the end of each iteration.

What is Retrospective

Retrospectives (aka. reflection workshops) are adaptability review meetings where agile teams review, reflect, and evaluate the performance of their processes at the end of each iteration. Retrospectives could help to improve productivity, capabilities, quality and capacity. Two styles of retrospectives include SAMOLO and start doing (Keep) – stop doing (Drop) – keep doing (Add). There are five typical steps in a retrospective meeting as follows:
  1. Set the stage
  2. Gather data
  3. Generate insight
  4. Decide what to do
  5. Close the retrospective
  Some agile methods that do not have iterations, such as Kanban, can conduct retrospectives at desired intervals (e.g., every fourteen days).

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Related methods and techniques to Retrospective

  • SAMOLO (Same as – More of – Less of)

    1. SAMOLO (Same as – More of – Less of)

    Two typical styles of retrospectives include

    1. SAMOLO
      • Same as – the practices and processes that the team would like to continue using.
      • More of – processes and practices that the team determined they were not doing enough of and would like to have more of.
      • Less of – the processes and practices that the team determined they want to them less.
    2. Start doing – stop doing  – keep doing
      1. Start doing (Keep) – the activities the team had not done before, but thought it would be a good idea to start doing.
      2. Stop doing (Drop) – activities that the team doesn't like, thinks are useless, or are not worth doing 
      3. Keep doing (Add) – activities that the team likes, thinks are useful, or are worth doing 
  • Steps of a Retrospective

    2. Steps of a Retrospective

    Retrospectives typically include five steps:

    1. Set the stage
    2. Gather data
    3. Generate insights
    4. Decide what to do
    5. Close the retrospective: