Retrospective Activity

Tiny Retrospective

Futurespective Easy   Popularity: 5  

This activity:

  • Easy to follow
  • Focus on fast improvements


This activity is focusing on small things that the team can improve and will make a difference. When explaining the activity you need to focus on small things that need improvement, there is a dedicated board for 'Big ideas'that members might come up with as parking lot, team should focus on the small and fast, actionable issues.

Big Ideas

For the specific activity, the facilitator could use these points to describe the process:

  • The Technical column is for notes that describe small technical things that the team can work on improving.
  • The Process column is for notes that describe small improvements of the processes the team is using internally or when communicating with other teams.
  • The Other column is for notes that describe other small improvements that the team could do which are not technical or processes..
  • The Big Ideas column is for a parking lot for ideas or things that are not small and the team should just record for a later time.

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.

Tips & Tricks

Try to keep the focus of the meeting on the small things. If the team has the tendency to talk about big ideas and improvements, roll the discussion back to the more directly actionable items.

Popularity: 5

The "Tiny Retrospective" activity is sometimes useful among Team O'clock teams. It seems that some teams use this activity for their retrospectives.


Tiny Retrospective

Futurespective Easy


Small technical things the team can improve


Improvements around process


Small things that could be improved which are not technical or process.

Big Ideas

Parking lot for ideas or things that are not small

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