How To Use Retrospective

  • Do you meet with events that go wrong according to your plan?

  • How do you recollect from your teammates what went wrong, or what went right during your project?

  • What must you do after your agile team’s sprint/project is over?

Hello again! Well, of course we meet with various events that go horribly wrong, or remarkably good during any particular project/sprint. And we do not want the same mistakes happening twice for the upcoming projects, do we? So, we play Retrospective.

Retrospective means looking back at events that took place, or works that were produced in the past. An Agile retrospective is a meeting held at the end of any sprint/project. During the retrospective,  the team  reflects on what happened during the sprint and identifies actions for improvement going forward .

However, Agilibo has reintroduced Retrospective in their playable scrum events. Your agile team can now play retrospective in Agilibo’s official website and android app. You just need to follow some procedures, and here they are:

However, Agilibo has reintroduced Retrospective in their playable scrum events. Your agile team can now play retrospective in Agilibo’s official website and android app. You just need to follow some procedures, and here they are:

  • Step 01: Go to www.agilibo.com and log in to your account

  • Step 02: Open “Scrum” by clicking on it

  • Step 03: Click on “Play scrum event”

  • Step 04: You’ll find 3 playable scrum events for your team. Click on “[Retrospective]”, a new tab will appear

Step 05: Log into your account again to start a session. If you are a registered user, you can just use your Agilibo user email address and password, but if you want to enter as a guest, click on the “guest” icon and fill up the boxes 

                

Not familiar with the boxes? Don’t worry. We will brief you about it at the end of this help text.

Step 06: A table will appear, with default “start doing, stop doing, continue doing” columns; and “read, unread” rows. You can rename, add or delete these columns and rows by clicking on “Team settings”

  • Step 07: this step is about blocks. You can-

  1. Rename the blocks

  2. Move the blocks up or down or delete

  3. Add more blocks

  4. Reset them  to default

  • Step 08: this step is about sections and here as well you can-

  1. Rename

  2. Move and delete

  3. Add 

  4. Reset 

Step 09: In this step, you can choose story categories from Agilibo’s built-in directory. There are more than hundreds of story category suitable for your team. If none of them meets your demand, you can write one if you want.

Step 10: If you’re done setting up, click on “Back to App”.

  • Step 11: Your agile retrospective is ready to be played. Click on “invite team members” to join

  • Step 12: Check/unchecked the email addresses of your team members you want to invite

  • Step 13: If you want to invite a guest, write down his/her name and email address

  • Step 14: Click on “Send Invites”

Okay, almost done. 

 

Remember Step 05? We told you that we would show you how to log into retrospective as a guest. It is time!

Here’s how you should do it:

  • After you get the invitation for playing retrospective manually or via email, you’ll get something like this:

See? That wasn’t hard, was it? We’ve narrowed down all the difficulties you once had to go through. Using Agilibo’s retrospective as a guest, you only need to type your name. The other boxes will be filled automatically because of the invitation link.

So, we learned about retrospective and its anatomy, all we need is to play it with team members!

Playing Retrospective is easy. You and your teammates just have to-

  • Click on the “add” buttons and write down whatever you need to write within 250 characters

  • Check/unchecked “anonymous”, checking “anonymous” enables you to write anonymously

  • Click “Save”

  • When all the team members finish writing, click on “Review Mode”. Once you click on it, neither you nor your teammates can write anything anymore

In this way you and your teammates can play for 10/20/30 minutes or maybe an hour depending on your team members.

In “review mode”, everyone can review and comment on what others wrote, mark(“read” or “unread”, maybe “take actions”, anything you want!), delete or save.

So that’s how you play “Retrospective” with your teammates. We guess now you understand what must you do after your agile team’s sprint/project is over! Thanks for being with Agilibo! We are always here to serve your needs.

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