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How to Run Agile Retrospectives

——   Created by Will Jeffrey

Agile Retro Part 5 of 6

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This class will help you to run productive retrospectives, and know how to adapt them to suit your team. When it comes to running a retrospective, you role as a facilitator, is in providing a safe space for the team to reflect on and discuss what works well (and what doesn't!) so you can improve.

Goal of this class

  • How to ensure the group moves at the same pace to share a common understanding, and identify problems
  • How to make concrete actions to address the root causes

You will learn

  • How to get everyone mentally present right from the beginning of the meeting?
  • Why reviewing actions created at the last retrospective?
  • How to create a common picture of the period considered for the retrospective?
  • Why deriving insights from patterns observed in the data?
  • How to develop an action plan to make change happen?
  • How to close the Retrospective decisively?


  • Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great, Esther Derby & Diana Larsen
  • The Retrospective Handbook, Patrick Kua
  • Improving Agile Retrospectives, Marc Loeffler
  • Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, Sam Kaner 

The course project

Try personal retrospectives for two months

A personal retrospective is a regularly practiced ritual, during which you take time and think about yourself. The goal is to have one personal retrospective each week during two months.

Phase 1: Set the Stage

To get into this mood, find a special music playlist, to help your brain to switch into the reflection mode.

Phase 2: Gather Data

The easiest way to gather data is with the information sources you already have:

  • Look into your calendar what actually was planned. Occasionally correct the old plan with what really happened and add important unplanned events into it afterwards.
  • Have a task list, were you can check what were the task you completed in the retrospective time frame.

18 Lessons

2 mins
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Phase 1: set the stage
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6 mins
How to proceed?
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2 mins
Phase 2: gather data
3 mins
Collect data & feelings
3 mins
FAW about gathering data
1 min
3 mins
Phase 3: generate insights
4 mins
Identify insights
3 mins
The art of asking questions
3 mins
Build shared understanding
2 mins
2 mins
Phase 4: decide what to do
4 mins
Make actions SMART
3 mins
Carry out the actions
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About the instructor

Will  Jeffrey
Will Jeffrey
  • 13 courses

Will has over 20 years of Software Development experience with his last 15 years in the role as Project Manager, Scrum Master and Agile Coach …

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