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Added a retro timer

Published at Nov 28, 2020

We've added a retro timer to the retrospective board

Having trouble keeping your retrospective within the scheduled time?

We got feature requests from scrum masters and agile coaches to add a tiny timer. Today we released this feature.

Just set the time, like your microwave

You can set 1 or 2 hours for the entire retro time and press start. You'll see a progress bar above the stepper as an indicator how far you're along.

But you can also use it to set a time per step. For instance if you only want to spent 5 minutes on adding feedback and 20 minutes on discussing the feedback.

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Kind regards,

Rob van Eck

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Rob van Eck

Owner of retros.work

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Why the need for a retrospective app?

The traditional scrum retrospective is a great tool to reflect and improve. But the reality has shown some issues: we forget what went wrong during the sprint, so we keep manual lists. Then we go into a session that takes up 60 minutes, of which 40 minutes is focused on presenting those sticky notes. We lack the time to really focus on the solutions. We then take a picture of the wall with sticky notes, and digitalize those results again. 'That was a good talk!' ... but there aren't hard assigned to-dos. Some big issues still haunt your team for months.

Retros.work helps you get the most out of your team. By providing you with an online retrospective board combined with all the right features. HR trends to keep the energy in your team. Smooth and easy way to give- and receive feedback, assigned to-dos and automatic archiving. You’ll save time and focus on solutions.