Whew, we made it to the end of the sprint! What’s the thing we do at the end of the sprint to inspect-and-adapt on ourselves as a team, to make our team the most amazing team that has ever existed in the history of the universe, building the most incredible highest quality product ever? That’s right, it’s time for a retrospective!
I have two retrospective templates that I like to share with my students and real work teams. The first is a simple PlusDelta Retrospective: Online. This is the activity where you and your teammates collectively identify the things that went well (“pluses”) and the things that you’d like to change (“deltas”). Then, together as a team, you use those data to guide the massive improvements you’ll make right away.