Making Retrospectives Useful, Part I: Capturing Lessons Learned

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Making Retrospectives Useful, Part I: Capturing Lessons Learned

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Posted February 28, 2019 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence


One of the techniques people in the Agile community argue for is retrospectives. A retrospective refers to a meeting held at the end of an iteration where teammates reflect on what they experienced and recommend improvements. It is an important tool because it allows the team to take advantage of their lessons learned. The bottom line is that organizations need to put processes in place to facilitate sharing. Besides being easy to use, developers need to be motivated to use these processes, or else the databases that are provided will remain unused.