A jumping-off place for things to do with agile retrospectives…

The Prime Directive:

“Regardless of what we discover, we understand and truly believe that everyone did the best job they could, given what they knew at the time, their skills and abilities, the resources available, and the situation at hand.”

  • Norm Kerth, Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Review

Team Agreements:

“When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

  • Give the meeting your attention – turn off laptops, silence phones
  • Let people finish talking – hold up your hand if you’d like to interject a comment


  1. Set the stage, including energizer!
  2. Gather data
  3. Generate insights
  4. Decide what experiments to do in next sprint
  5. Close & Thanks/Kudos