Actionable retrospective ideas that
you can launch today.
If you prefer to keep your retros nice and simple, Plus - Minus - Delta might be just the thing for you. It is an easy-to-apply retro format that you can set up right away without too much effort.
To help teams avoid the unproductive slump of boring retrospectives that focus on blame rather than solutions, belgian Scrum Master and analyst, Nick Oostvogel developed the WARP (or WRAP) matrix.
Not all retro formats were built to encourage the team to bring their emotions to light. But there is one technique that has been proven to strike a balance between what is objective and what is based on team sentiment: the four Ls retro.
DAKI stands for Drop-Add-Keep-Improve. It is an intuitive retrospective format that allows you to look at your work from a perspective similar to managing inventory.
Adapted from the “I Like, I Wish, How to” process, originally described in resources from the Stanford Design School, the “I Like, I Wish, I Wonder” retrospective template is a quick way to get constructive feedback from your core team.
Lean Coffee is one of the most popular and beloved retro formats. If you want to improve your team communication or just look for new, fun ideas for your retrospective meetings, this technique will contribute greatly to your team’s agility. It aims at building a structured agenda and outlining the most important takeaways from the last team’s iteration.