Retrospectives With Distributed Teams

The 5 Stages of a Remote Retrospective

I’ve never been very confident trying new things for the first time in a retrospective meeting. I recently, and very belatedly, read Agile Retrospectives by Diana Larsen and Esther Derby and realised the importance of really covering the five stages they recommend. It gives the retro a solid structure and makes me more confident about trying new approaches within the structure.

At the moment I’m working with remote teams. We do retrospectives over HangOuts using The results are sometimes frustrating, often hilarious and always worthwhile.