Fables and Reflections

Get together with your team for an Agile Retrospective to do some reflection and work on your Improvement Backlog.


An Agile Retrospective is much more than a team meeting with a facilitator. Key to continuous improvement in self-organizing teams, it will allow your company to incorporate feedback loops, ownership and discuss problems and responsibilities frequently. This chapter covers the most common tools and processes to incorporate retros in the team and helps you set expectations.

  • Agile retrospective
  • Facilitator
  • Self-organizing teams
  • Team retros
Practices Explained

Agile Retrospectives

Improvement Backlog

Improvement Board

Practices Mentioned

Code of Conduct


Coming Soon!


Chapter 11 Illustrations

Recommended Tools

Fun Retrospectives

Tasty Cupcakes


Retro Time


Retro Tool



Go Reflect

Scatter Spoke

Fun Retro

Sensei Tool

Team Retro

Sprint Boards

Agile Retrospectives for Confluence

Agile Retrospectives for Jira

Online Scrums

Remote Retro

Recommended Books

Project Retrospectives by Norman L. Kerth

Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby, Diana Larsen

Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives – A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises by Luis Gonçalves, Ben Linders

Recommended Articles

40 ideas to spice up your retrospective

What Are Agile Retrospectives, the Complete Guide

How to run an effective retrospective

What’s an Agile Retrospective and Why Would You Do It?

Heartbeat Retrospective

What is a Sprint Retrospective?

The 4 Questions of a Retrospective and Why They Work