Retrospectives are the perfect arena for your team to reflect on the previous work period. Everyone gains insight on how the work was done and generates ideas for improvement. However, if you use the same agenda every time they quickly become boring and unengaging.

The trick is to mix up the activities to keep your team energized and be able to view the previous work period from different perspectives. There are a lot of different retrospective activities / exercises / techniques you can use. Here’s an overview of retrospective main activities you can try with your team. Click on any activity if you want more info.

What went well - What went less well - Ideas
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Mad - Sad - Glad
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Keep - Add - Less - More
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Plus - Minus - Interesting
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Start - Stop - Continue
▢️ ⏹️ ⏩

Repeat - Avoid
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Thumbs up - Thumbs down - Ideas - Appreciations
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3Ls
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4Ls
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Drop - Add - Keep - Improve
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What went well - What kinda worked - What didn't work
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