Retrospect what you did — Look back for a better future

Tan Thye Chuan
2 min readSep 15, 2021


The purpose of a Retrospective to improve the quality and effectiveness by inspecting what has happened and creating action items.

Retrospectives are used as an event to conclude a Sprints in Agile communities that practice Scrum.

Elements that are inspected can depend on the type of work, however may include:

  • Individuals
  • Interactions
  • Processes
  • Tools
  • Definition of Done.

Retrospective Board

A Retrospective Board is used as a tool to facilitate and conduct a Retrospective at the end of Sprint.

A most basic format of a Retrospective Board will involve:

What went well

The successes of the work and how problems were successfully solved.

What is to be improved

What problems or challenges were faced and how they may not have been solved.

Action items

Identifying the most helpful and impactful changes to improve effectiveness. These may be even added to the next Sprint as something to work on.

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Tan Thye Chuan

A Data and User-driven Product & UX Manager with a passion to fuse Self-Awareness with the Agile Mindset —