Sprint Retrospective Guide

A guide to everything about sprint retrospective

The sprint retrospective is one of the most important ceremonies in scrum and it is held after the end of every sprint. The main goal of the retrospective is to continuously improve the way people on the team deliver and work together.

Further reading

Sprint Retrospective Meeting

One of the most common retrospective meetings is the what went well - what didn't go well template. The scrum master and the team members discuss what happened during the last sprint, what went well, and what went wrong. Here you can find some more sprint retrospective ideas and sprint retrospective examples.

Questions & Topics

During a sprint retrospective, it's important to identify appropriate topics for discussion that can improve the team's performance and to know what to say constructively when discussing them. Thoughtful questions to ask during a sprint retrospective, such as "What worked well this sprint?" and "How can we improve communication moving forward?" encourage open dialogue and reflection, leading to valuable insights for the team to continuously improve their processes.


The sprint retrospective facilitator is the one responsible to facilitate this meeting, but other attending members can rotate as well in this role.

Further reading

There are many ways to run sprint retrospectives including online and offline formats. Here is a list of sprint retrospective tools to try.

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