Create
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Next challenges

Recent achievements

  • Global
  • Personal

Recognition

  • Give kudos
  • Received
  • Given

Leaderboard

  • Global

Trophy case

Kudos (beta program)

Kudos logo

You've been invited into the Kudos (beta program) private group. Chat with others in the program, or give feedback to Atlassian.

View group

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage
Highlighted

What style of retrospective have you found to be the most successful and/or useful?

Jason H Atlassian Team Jan 15, 2020

There are many different styles of retrospective from the classics of Glad/Sad/Mad and the 4L's* through to some really wacky ideas like The Oscars.

What are your go-to favourites?

Do you stick with one style or do you switch depending on the outcome you're looking for?

 

-------------------------

* 4L's: Liked/Learned/Lacked/Longed for

3 comments

I usually switch it up depending on the outcome or how the sprint went.

Like Dave Liao likes this
Dave Liao Community Leader Sep 09, 2020

Love this answer - do you find particular formats useful when a sprint went especially well?

It may sound flaky, but I have found the team to be way more vocal so I would then aim for something that would engage them. 1-2-3-All worked for them.

Like Dave Liao likes this
Dave Liao Community Leader Sep 15, 2020

Doesn't sound flaky at all! :)

Jason H Atlassian Team Jan 15, 2020

"The Oscars" was an attempt at a fresh theme for regular retro topics. It consisted of five columns:

  • Studio backing - what should we start doing (because the studio has loads of cash)
  • Alan Smithee - what should we stop doing (when a director quits a movie, the director credits go to Alan Smithee)
  • Director's cut - what should we do more of (directors want to spend more)
  • Producer's cut - what should we do less of (producers want to spend less)
  • And the Oscar goes to - kudos
Like # people like this
Dave Liao Community Leader Sep 09, 2020

@Jason H - I switch retrospective formats regularly to keep things fun and interesting for my teams (and me!). If I'm with a team for a long time, this is especially important.

Like Brant Schroeder likes this
Brant Schroeder Community Leader Nov 06, 2020

I agree with @Dave Liao  It is important to change it up to keep teams engaged and retrospect's a productive activity.  

Comment

Log in or Sign up to comment
TAGS
Community showcase
Posted in Team Playbook

October challenge: Take the time to *really* check in with your team (and yourself!)

Hello, Team Playbook fans! Do you really know how everyone on your team is doing right now? And while we’re on the subject, have you taken the time to check in with yourself? The past year has impa...

622 views 4 12
Join discussion

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you