Retrospective Tool template

Collaborate in real time to identify what you can improve in your processes.

The retrospective is a tool that helps to structure positive and negative feedback and plan improvements after a completed project or a working sprint. Teams use retrospectives to reflect on their way of working and continuously improve their production by discussing current problems and goals, brainstorming new ideas, and exploring and planning which actions need to happen to keep moving forward.

About the Retrospective Tool template

What is a retrospective template?

A retrospective template empowers you to run insightful meetings, take stock of your work, and iterate effectively. The term “retrospective” has gained popularity over the more common “debriefing” and “post-mortem,” since it’s more value-neutral than the other terms. Some teams refer to these meetings as “sprint retrospectives” or “iteration retrospectives.” Regardless of what you call it, the goals are the same: discovering what went well and what you could do better in the next iteration.

Why use a retrospective?

The retrospective helps your team solve problems and improve productivity by discussing the challenges you encountered during a sprint. One of the benefits of the retrospective format is that it gives equal power to all team members to open up and present their views.

Using a retrospective template helps you avoid common pitfalls. For example, the goal of the retrospective is to uncover areas of improvement, but some employees may use the meeting simply to air their grievances. By using the template, you can stay on track and bring everyone back to your central questions: What did we do well? How can we improve?

Moreover, noting these central questions can empower participants to speak up. Use the retrospective template to foster an environment in which every member of the team feels comfortable sharing their ideas.

Equally important, the template increases efficiency and cuts down on resource usage. Retrospective meetings tend to be costly, since they demand time and attention from a variety of stakeholders. Using the template can help you prepare for the meeting, keep everyone on task, and clarify action items. Since Miro’s template auto-saves, you can quickly refer to previous retrospective meetings to ensure you’re not discussing a redundant topic.

How do you use the Miro retrospective tool template?

The Miro retrospective tool template can help make your sprints more productive. Apply our template and customize it in a few seconds—all changes will be saved instantly! Communicate with your team in real-time. You can use the video chat or @mention features to boost engagement. If you have some people writing out physical sticky notes, simply take a photo of the finished whiteboard and upload it to the visual whiteboard. You can also include other file types such as images, videos, GIFs, and documents to store everything in one place.   

Easy to use

Easy to use

Save time by using our pre-made retrospective tool template instead of creating your own from scratch. Get started by signing up for free to update it with your own information.

Built-in collaboration

Built-in collaboration

Invite your team members to collaborate on your new retrospective tool template. Miro enables you to engage co-located and remote teams on a virtual whiteboard, without constraints.

Seamless sharing

Seamless sharing

Need to share your retrospective tool template with others? Miro has multiple exporting options, like saving to PDF.

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