Retrospective Guide for Your Team
Time to look back on the road we have walked for a better tomorrow
When we are really focusing on something, sometimes we can accidently forget some other important things. If you take a note everytime you need to remember something later, it helps a bit but it is not easy doing it regularly.
If you are working in one team, it is even worse. Sometimes we cannot recognize a problem in time. To prevent this situation, it is important to talk to each other and knowing what people are doing at the right pace.
📑 What is a Retrospective?
Retrospective means ‘looking back on’ or ‘dealing with past events or situations’.
This is a type of team activities that team members are talking about what they have done for a certain period of time.
Usually retrospective(aka. retro) happens at the end of iteration or important milestone in your project.
🧐 When should you do retrospective?
If your team has not done any retros before, start your retro every iteration of milestone.
Find a proper schedule for your team. It can be once a month, after a milestone, or when ever you and your team wants. However, in case your milestone is too long, you would better consider doing it more frequently.
We recommend running a retrospective with your team every couple of weeks.
🥺 How can you do a retrospective?
There are lots of ways to do a retrospective. We would like to give you one but practical example from Marimba development team. 🤫
1. Add retrospective template on your Marimba board. Preparation all done in a second!😍
2. Share the board link to your colleagues/friends.
3. Now start video call and begin your retrospective.
If you do icebreaking before the real beginning it is better.
5. When retrospective time is up, wrap up the meeting and share the contents with your team.