Retrospectives - Overview (tags)

Continuous Improvement - Books

Agile Retrospectives, Esther Derby & Diana Larsen
This is a practical book, written to continuously improve your development project. Based on the authors experiences in real world situations.
Agile Retrospectives
Liberating Structures, Keith McCandless & Henri Lipmanowicz
The last few years these guys have gained substantial traction with their development of getting the most when working in and with large groups. The book is a real gain for people who love to read from good old paper. The accompanying website is perfect for looking up formats or digging through all of them.
Liberating Structures
Getting value out of Agile retrospectives, Ben Linders & Luis Goncalves
Ben Linders and Luis Goncalves put together a nice book on running retrospectives. A little about the how and why of actually investing time in doing retrospectives. Besides the theory there are over 13 retro formats covered. You can download this book free from InfoQ.
Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives
Fifty ideas to improve your retrospectives, Ben Williams & Tom Roden
For a mere 10 dollars you can read up on a digital version from Epub and learn from the 50 ideas from Ben en Tom.
Fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives
Become a retrospective rockstar, 21 different authors
This booklet is also available for free! Download a copy from Retrium and learn from the experiences from over 15 authors.
Become a retrospective rockstar

Continuous Improvement - Formats

Retrospective websites
Below our collection of sites with multiple ideas, variations and exercises to run your next retro. Of course there will be some overlap, but stay open for new ideas.

Website Organization / author(s) Paulo Caroli & Taina Caetano Luis Goncalves Ben Linders Corinna Baldauf a.o. Keith McCandless & Henri Lipmanowicz Box Uk

Individual formats:
Here you’ll find some stand alone pages containing just one straight to the point format.

Subject Author(s)
Visualising Scrum Values Steve Trapps (
Team Communication and Personalities
Small setup with instructions to guide people to elaborate on their personalities by reflecting on free test results.
Sjors Meekels (Agitma)
All the materials and game instructions can be downloaded for free.
Agile Practice

Tips & Tricks
A few blogs containing general pointers in organization your retro

Subject Author(s)
A simple way to run a sprint retrospective Mike Cohn (Mountain goat software)
What I gained from 100 retrospectives Sjors Meekels (Agitma)
Scrum retrospectives tips Luis Goncalves