Retrospective Statistics

Agile retrospectives are at the heart of continuous improvement in your team. But have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? Let's dive into some compelling statistics that shed light on the fascinating world of agile retrospectives.

Here, we've collected data from EasyRetro and other retrospective tools to provide insights into how teams around the world conduct their retrospectives and meetings.

Most Popular Day for Retrospectives

Based on our data, retrospectives and meetings are evenly spread across weekdays, with Fridays being the most common choice for most teams.

In which week of the month should I run my retrospective meeting?

Retrospective meetings are typically held more often in the first and last weeks of the month, with approximately 10% more teams choosing these times for their retrospectives.

Most common hour of day for retrospectives

Week Days Spike Private Team Meetings
10 a.m. 2 p.m. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

On weekdays, the majority of our users schedule meetings at approximately 10 a.m. We also observe a smaller spike in meeting activity around 2 p.m.

However, when we focus on private team meetings, they are evenly spread between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Countries with the highest number of retrospectives

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The United States leads in the number of retrospective meetings, followed by the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, and Brazil. Together, these countries conduct over 60% of the retrospectives every month.

It's worth noting that retrospectives take place worldwide, with participants from over 100 countries actively engaging in these meetings.

Main stats about retrospectives

Explore the main statistics on retrospectives. Get insights and discover key data to enhance your retrospective experience!

Average number of cards per board

Cards Comments Votes
17 1 19

The typical number of cards found on a board averages around 17, while the average number of comments per board is approximately 1. Also, there is an average of 19 votes per board.

The average completion rate for action items on retrospective meetings is about 0.33%.

Average number of participants per board

The average number of individual participants per retrospective board is 6.

Most used templates

Templates are pre-defined board formats available for our users to select and use for their retrospectives. You can access a full list of our templates right here.

# Template Number of boards
1 Went Well - To Improve - Action Items 267,692
2 Start - Stop - Continue 40,694
3 4Ls Retrospective 14,756
4 Sailboat Retrospective 10,609
5 Thumbs up, Thumbs down, new ideas and recognition 10,457

Templates with the highest action items completion rate

# Template Average completion rate
1 OKR Template 100.00%
2 CoffeeOps 83.33%
3 SWOT Analysis 70.00%
4 Well Better Try Puzzle 51.85%
5 Facebook Reactions 50.00%

The best template for action items completion is the OKR Template .

While the general completion rate is around 0.33%, OKR Template shows a completion rate of 100%. This is 303x more than the general average.

Templates with the most participants

# Template Average number of participants
1 More Better Different Less 6
2 Thumbs up, Thumbs down, new ideas and recognition 6
3 Went Well - To Improve - Action Items 5
4 Kudos Retrospective 5
5 Retro BΓ‘sica 5

The best template for engaging with participants is the More Better Different Less , with an average of 6 per board.

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