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Production Retro

Retrospectives ("retros") are team events that take place after a stage of production. These can be done in person or virtually. Retros may be moderated by someone not on the team (though this varies from team to team).

The purpose of a retro is to collect feedback from all team members on:

  • What went well?
  • What didn't go well?
  • What did we learn?
  • What questions do we still have?
  • Action items

Prior to the retro

The project manager (PM) should make a copy of the template for a virtual retro meeting. The project manager will then assign each member of the team a set of colored "cards" that can be added to the board.

Each member should add at least 2 cards per section to the board.

During the retro

The cards will be read aloud from each section of the retro board. Other members will have a chance to respond, give a "+1", or add further items to the board. All action items that come up during the retro will be added to the "Action Items" section by the note taker (often the PM).

Example Retro Board

Example of a retro board broken up into 4 sections: Happy, Sad, Learned/Questions, Action Items. Members share their thoughts