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Lots of people think they work in Agile, but do they really? Here are some of the fundamental parts of a true agile retrospective. What do you think? What works best for your team?

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Agile Retrospective Fundamentals

Lots of people think they work in Agile, but do they really? Here are some of the fundamental parts of a true agile retrospective. What do you think? What works best for your team?

Edo Williams
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How to Run and Effective 4L Retro

The Lean Coffee Technique is a structured, but agenda-less meeting format for teams to collaborate and make decisions as a group. Using an intuitive, time-boxed approach, participants can explore topics and ideas, make decisions and move forward with projects.

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Onboarding New Members to Your Retros

Joining a new team is never easy. Learning the ins and out of a new company or different team can be a challenge. It's especially tricky in the closed group of a retro team. Here are a few of our strategies to do it right to get your new members talking and contibuting from the start.

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RetroTeam featured in Product Hunt

RetroTeam has been featured on Product Hunt’s Top Products list for 2021. The community voted for their favorite up-and-coming products and we’re excited to be at the top of the list. Our clean design and simple interface really found its niche among productivity-minded users begging for an app that’s quick to learn and easy to use.

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How to Know if You're Running Data-Driven Retrospectives

If you’re not collecting sound data in your retros, you need to start. It will not only make your retrospectives more productive but will also give you the foundations to make better decisions. Here are some ways to start holding data-driven retros.

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RetroTeam featured in Scrum Expert

We are going to walk you through how to facilitate a retrospective using RetroTeam. Some of the features are as follows — Creating a Board and Card, Inviting Participants, Settings to turn on Timer, and Export your Retrospectives to PDF. RetroTeam lets you seamlessly run Scrum retrospectives with small to large Agile teams.

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5 Things to Avoid in your Retros

Continuous improvement is one of the main concept of Agile and retrospectives is a technique used by Scrum team to achieve it. This article shares five situations that Scrum teams should avoid in their retrospectives.

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What a Mad, Sad Glad Retro is, What it isn’t and How to Run One

RetroTeam is a platform for getting teams to talk about what made them mad, sad, or glad after a sprint. It has an action-oriented approach and channels the teamwork adequately towards a major change or shift in the organization.

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How to Set Up a Start, Stop Continue Retrospective

Start, stop, continue is an action-oriented approach that helps you take the steps for any retrospective. Use this simple template to create your own action plan to ensure you're taking action for the right things after every meeting.

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Simple Retros in a Nutshell

The simple agile retrospective format is highly effective for individual teams. It gets to the point directly while considering your team members’ opinions to implement improvements.

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Facilitating Remote Retros

The retrospective is one of the most popular Agile practices and a key element from the Scrum framework. At its core, it is an event that is used to improve the collaboration between team members...

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The Prime Directive in Agile Retrospectives

In any retrospective, it's vital that your team understands the agile prime directive — that everyone did the best work they could given the constraints of the sprint. It keeps your team positive and motivated to keep innovating in future sprints.

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Eight Retrospective Formats for Highly Productive Teams

Retros keep teams on task and motivated to deliver quality work. They're a key part of #agile #scrum. But which format fits your team? Here's our guide to retro formats and when to use them. Which format works best for your team?

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How to Get Honest Feedback From Your Team

Joining a new team is never easy. Learning the ins and out of a new company or different team can be a challenge. It's especially tricky in the closed group of a retro team. Here are a few of our strategies to do it right to get your new members talking and contibuting from the start.

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10 Fun Retro Icebreakers

Teams work best when they know each other’s quirks and interests. Start your retrospectives with an activity to get your team talking and ready to contribute creative ideas to make your next sprint even better than the last.

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Went Well, Improve, Action Retro At a Glance

Retrospectives are hard to do well, but the right format can make all the difference. The went well, improve, action format is super easy to set up and get started with to keep remote teams motivated and on task. Click here for more info.

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How to Make Agile Retrospectives Fun

Retrospectives shouldn’t be a chore. They’re great opportunities to take a breath, look at what went well, change what didn’t and move on to the next sprint. Here are our tips on how to reframe your retros in positive terms and make them more fun. After all, positive, motivated teams do better work and make life easier for everyone.

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KALM Retros 101

The KALM model is a simple alternative to the familiar scrum meetings that is ideal for teams working together remotely. For teams working off-site, it is important to have a few regular meetings so everyone can be updated on progress and discuss any issues proactively.

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How to Get the Most Out of a Lean Coffee Retrospective

The Lean Coffee Technique is a structured, but agenda-less meeting format for teams to collaborate and make decisions as a group. Using an intuitive, time-boxed approach, participants can explore topics and ideas, make decisions and move forward with projects.

Edo Williams
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After a Retrospective

When a retrospective is completed your team should feel the encouragement to implement change. Some participants are happy from just understanding why an issue came up during the process...

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