Retrospective plan template

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You will have to create an account to add a retrospective plan, which will have to be approved by the administrator (@robbowley). Sorry for the bureaucracy but the wiki gets hammered by spam bots!

Please use the following structure when adding a retrospective plan:


Mountain Climbing Situation: Similar to a situation of mountain climbing, there are hurdles and risks that may slow us down and enablers that help the team move up towards the sprint goal. Instructions: As a facilitator, draw a large picture of a mountain hiking scene as shown at the reverse of the card, with helmets, ropes, slippery slopes, rain and thunder. This would enable the teams to visualize the analogy. Explain that we're going to use mountain hiking as a visual metaphor for the retrospective. The facilitator then asks the team to think of the impediments and risks that are impeding the team from reaching their sprint goal, and what are the driving forces that help the team move forward. Let the team brainstorm and think of one item each for the three categories. Use three different colours for the different categories for better visualization. Discuss the data points and come up with SMART goals.

Length of time:

Approximate duration of the exercise.

Short Description:

A brief summary of the process and output.


Any materials required e.g. flip charts, post-it notes etc.


A detailed and instructive guide on how to run the retrospective. Try to be use bullets and ordered lists rather than long paragraphs.


Credit to the retrospective plan author which could include a link to the original or creator's website.