Intro to Retrospectives
- How to Run an Agile Retrospective Meeting with Examples
This article explains what is a retrospective meeting, why you want to have them, and how to run one. The how-to section covers prep work and 4 steps during the meeting, including tips, anti-patterns to avoid, and alternate approaches.
Retrospective Format Variants
- Continue, Stop, Start: a new take on retrospectives
While the standard retro structures thoughts into "What went well?" versus "What needs improvement?", the approach of "Continue, Stop, Start" might yield a creative brainstorm that also takes into account the tradeoffs of launching new processes.
- How we do large scale retrospectives
Retrospectives were originally designed for a single team; but what is the best way learnings from big, complex, multi-site efforts involving dozens of teams? The team at Spotify developed an approach designed to solve this problem.
- GitLab Team Retrospective Process
GitLab's teams follow a pretty standard retrospective. They also came up with a process for how to scale retrospectives across teams by introducing a "retrospective of retrospectives" process.