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Agile retrospective

How Atlassian runs agile retrospectives

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Agile retrospectives let you periodically reflect on what worked, what didn't and why. Atlassian recommends running a retrospective with your team every couple of weeks or at the end of project milestones.

Running the retrospective is relatively simple:

  1. Prepare by duplicating this template for each new retrospective
  2. Start by going over what the team did well, adding cards to the board
  3. Follow up with what the team can do better and add those cards
  4. Finally, have everyone brainstorm actions that the team can take to improve problem areas

Remember that the goal of a retrospective is for everyone involved to learn and participate.

Don't make it personal and don't take it personally. The point is not to blame people for mistakes but to approach any issues uncovered as an opportunity for improvement.

This templates is based on the official Atlassian retrospective guide.

How to use the template

The bullet journal template has two main sections, the calendar, and the monthly '⏳ Future' sections.

The calendar - A long list of months with each month containing the days for that month. You'll add your tasks, notes and events under each day.

The future logs - Each month has a '⏳ Future' section that serves as a placeholder for activities that should be completed during that month but do not yet have a specific date.

The monthly log allows you to view all the events for a given month. You create this view by clicking on the bullet for the current month and then clicking on the star ⭐️ to save that view in the left hand sidebar.

The daily log allows you to quickly jump to today and work on the day's tasks and events, and add notes. You create this view by searching for 'Today' in the menu bar and then clicking on the star ⭐️ to save that view in the left hand sidebar.

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