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Retrospectives

This feature is available in Catalyst, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions.

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Overview

A Retrospective is a meeting held by a project team at the end of a sprint, release, or project to inspect and adapt their processes and teamwork. Using the Retrospectives page, you can:

  • Capture the important details of a retrospective meeting, such as  agendas, discussion notes, and areas for improvement

  • Identify backlog items or issues  discussed in the meeting

Accessing the Retrospectives Page

From the main menu, select Sprint Review > Retrospectives.

What You Can Do with the Retrospectives Page

From the Retrospectives page, you can:

To see a demonstration of these functions at work, click the Show Me video to the right.

Creating a New Retrospective

  1. Go to Sprint Review > Retrospectives.

  2. Click Add Retrospective. The New Retrospective window opens.

  3. Enter a Title for the meeting and select a Project and Sprint from the respective drop-down lists. Optionally, enter a team, meeting agenda, date, and meeting facilitator.

  4. Click Save.

Conducting Retrospectives

When the team gathers up to conduct its retrospective, you can capture notes and to do's along the way or choose to summarize them after the fact. General items that are too fuzzy or just don't need to be prioritized as part of the backlog can be captured as Issues. Those that are solid and need to be prioritized within the backlog can be captured as backlog items.

  1. Go to Sprint Review > Retrospectives.

  2. Select the retrospective with which you want to associate a backlog item and click Conduct to the far right of the grid. The Retrospective Conductor window opens.

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Capture Notes

Click Edit and update the Summary, then click Save.

Create a new issue

Click Add Issue and enter the issue details as needed, then click Save.

Assign an existing issue to the retrospective

  1. Open the Add Issue drop-down and choose Assign Issue. The Issues Selection window opens.

  2. In the window, click Add next to the issue you want to assign.

  3. Click Close Window to return to the Retrospective Conductor window. Your newly-assigned issue appears in the grid.

Create a new backlog item

Click Add Backlog Items and enter the story details as needed, then click Save.

Editing or Closing a Retrospective

  1. Select Sprint Review > Retrospectives.

  2. Select the retrospective you want to edit and open its Conduct drop-down list. Select Edit to open the Edit window.

  3. Change the details as required, then click Save. To close out the retrospective, select Close from the Conduct drop-down list.

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