This activity is:
The 4L's activity stands for: Liked, Learned, Lacked, Longed for. Members are asked to add notes regarding their work on those four sections, describing what they Liked, Learned, Lacked during their work, or Longed for to do their work better.
For the specific activity, the facilitator could use these points to describe the process:
Onboarding the team to the selected activity is important for a successful meeting. To learn more on what's needed to onboard your team to a retrospective meeting, read here.
This activity is good for data gathering over something that has concluded a full cycle. The team can focus on their experience performing the activity and are not required to identify next action steps while adding their notes.
Focus on processes, actions, and activities that the team performed or was affected by on the specific period. Avoid talking about personal feelings among individuals.
Since this activity is better suited for a full cycle reflection, avoid having a 4L's activity while in the middle of something, e.g. a retrospection in the middle of a completion cycle, or while work is on-going.
The "The 4L's" activity is popular among Team O'clock teams. It seems that many teams trust this activity for their retrospectives.
Things we really liked and enjoyed
Things that the team learned
Things that we lacked and could be better done next time
A wish list of things you longed for