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Techniques for an Effective Retrospective by Mind Map: Techniques for an Effective Retrospective
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Techniques for an Effective Retrospective

Close the Retrospective

Reflect on the retrospective and how to improve it

Appreciate accomplishments

Stop leaving the retro with a bad taste in everyone's mouth!

Retrospective Definition

Meeting held by the team to reflect on their process, positives and the improvements, to make actionable commitments for improvement

"Without pursuing improvement as retrospectives require, true agility is simply not achievable"

Entire Team

Prime Directive

Set the Stage

get the team ready to engage

warm up activity(ies)

Gather Data

create a shared picture of

Happiness radar

Peaks and Valleys Timeline

Pillars of Agile Spiderweb

Big Hitter Moments

Generate Insights

Brainstorming to identify areas of improvement for the team

Tell and Cluster


Lots of Variations

Speed Car - Abyss

6 thinking hats

Decide what to do

identify highest priority items to work on

Dot Voting


Speed Dating

Put measurable goals on those items so they can be completed


This Mind Map

Back Side of Handout


Rotate facilitator role

Achievable actions and owners for each action

Start each retro by reviewing the actions from previous retro

Mix up locations

Throw away everything from retro except acions