Sprint retrospective

Evaluate the past sprint and reflect on successes and failures
Lisa Glenn Nobles
Operations Navigator

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What's in this template?

One of the most important aspects of the Agile or Scrum frameworks is the sprint retrospective. By holding this meeting, you’re making an active effort to improve your work, processes, and communication as a team. 

The format is pretty simple: what went well, what didn’t go well, and what are a couple of things you can do to improve for next time. A good framework for the discussion could be about what you want to…. Keep doing? Do less of? Do more of? Stop doing? Start doing? 

Ideally, each person lifts other team members up, takes responsibility for their actions, and shares how they could improve. This transparency builds trust and accountability within the team. Taking notes on the lessons learned allows you to come back to these important lessons at a later time when you’ve moved on to other projects. 

What went well?

Highlight your biggest wins and any shoutouts to fellow teammates!

What didn’t go well?

Share challenges and difficulties that prevented you from doing your best


List 1-2 actions we can take to improve our process and communication

45 - 60 minutes
2 - 8 people
Once every 2-4 weeks

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