Learn in 60 seconds how to do an online retrospective
Published at Jan 7, 2021
It's 2021 and your team is working more remote than ever. You need an online retrospective tool for the job. How to get started?
Add a team
First, register on retros.work and add a team. Add as many users as you please, but usually a retrospective team is around 4 to 10 people. You can add as many teams as you like.
Start a retrospective for your team.
Start an online retrospective and choose which columns your retrospective board should have. We'll give you a few pre-defined models so you can quickly set-up your retrospective, including: Four L's, Plus Minus, Starfish, etc. Once you're done every user in your team will receive a magic link to join. One click and they are on the team retrospective board.
Add feedback with privacy
The first step of your retrospective is adding feedback. Each user can add their sprint feedback with privacy without influencing other team members. You can add feedback with emoticons, scores and text. This way you can express emotion and measure trends within your team.
Discuss the feedback
Once everyone has added their feedback, the retrospective leader will take the team to the discuss step. Each team member get's time to present their case.
Let your team vote
A good retrospective is democratic. Let your team members vote on the feedback they think is important for change.
Be dynamic, identify the problems and create to-dos assigned to team members. Solve the issues and on to the next sprint.
Measure trends and prevent burn-outs
Track energy scores and emoticons in your retrospective and analyse how everyone is doing. If someone is a low scorer, open the conversation.
Use it in the office
You can use retros.work for remote online retrospectives, but also in the office. Forget about those post-it's and use your favourite device.
Start a team retrospective right now
Whether you want to start an online retrospective for your remote team, or you want to organize a retrospective in the office, retros.work is your tool. Start my first retrospective.
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