Visualize what went well, what can be improved, and what actions to take.
It's always a good time to reflect and learn from our mistakes. Once a week, complete a retrospective with your team to reflect on what went well, what could be better, and what you can do to make positive changes to your process. This template adds some fun team activities to an agile weekly retrospective.
Start with a check-in. Each person picks an emoji that represents how they're feeling today. Then give the team a few minutes to work individually writing down their reflections on the notes. Then take turns sharing your notes while clustering similar answers, thinking in terms of what went well, what didn’t go well, possible actions to be taken, and appreciation that can be given.
Group members can then react with emojis on the content provided, and discuss reasons for this. Then as the session comes to a close complete a check-out sharing how everyone feels after the session.
A team retrospective is a meeting that is held at the end of a project or sprint in order to discuss what went well and what could be improved. But what are the specific benefits of running retrospectives to reflect on progress?
Retrospectives help to improve communication within the team, as they provide an opportunity for team members to give and receive feedback in a safe and constructive environment.
Retrospectives also help to improve problem-solving skills, as they allow teams to identify and brainstorm solutions to problems that they encountered during the project or sprint.
Additionally, retrospectives can help to build trust within the team, as team members can share their thoughts and feelings about the project or sprint without fear of judgment from others.
Finally, retrospectives can help to improve the overall quality of the project or sprint, as they allow teams to identify and implement changes that will make the next project or sprint more successful.