Facilitating Effective Retrospectives

Are your retrospectives failing to deliver meaningful results? Do retrospectives feel more like venting sessions? Are you now spending less and less time on them or skipping them altogether due to lack of engagement? Retrospectives are a key mechanism for continuous improvement. However, after a couple of great retrospectives, a team can quickly become used to the routine and retrospectives become boring, dull and uninspiring.

This 1-day immersive training and learning experience covers the essentials of facilitating effective retrospectives that bring about actionable items for continuous improvements. In our foundational Scrum courses, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), and Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) classes, participants  got an introduction to retrospectives. In this workshop, we do a deep dive on the benefits of retrospectives and how they differ from traditional lessons learned. We cover the different stages of running a retrospective, explore different ways of gathering and analyzing data, and walk through over 50 different ways of conducting a retrospective. We catalogue them and learn which technique to use depending on the context and situation we are facing.

This is a hands-on training workshop where you learn by practicing based on prepared scenarios as well as scenarios that you’ve experienced. You will leave this workshop with a tool bag of creative techniques to keep retrospectives interesting, effective, engaging, and fun.

Who Should Attend

The class is appropriate for Agile coaches and ScrumMasters that have at least 1 year of work experience on a Scrum team and are looking to bring back the engagement and fun to their retrospectives in order to drive continuous improvement.

Course Outline

The class is presented in a highly interactive and collaborative format with elements of exercises, games, simulations, videos, and classroom discussions interwoven throughout.

The class is 1 day and is offered live virtually or on-site in person. 

Topics Include:

  • Retrospective Fundamentals
  • 5 Stages of a Retrospective
  • Icebreakers
  • Gathering Data Techniques
  • Analyzing Data Techniques
  • Prioritizing Data Techniques
  • 50 Retrospective formats
  • Selecting the appropriate Format Based on the Context

Certification Credits

Upon completion of this class, students will

  • Earn 7 Project Management Institute Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Earn 7 Scrum Alliance Scrum Educational Units (SEUs)

What’s Included

Registration includes the following:

  • Live training
  • Course workbook
  • 7 PDUs and 7 SEUs
  • Post class 1-on-1 coaching sessions
  • Full money back guarantee
  • Flexible cancelation policy

Money Back Guarantee

Your satisfaction is guaranteed! We are confident that you will be fully satisfied with this class. If the class is not meeting your expectations, just let us know by mid day of day 1 and we will give you a full refund.

Flexible Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation requests received at least 2 calendar days before the start of a class receive a full 100% refund. All other cancellation requests receive a full credit for a future class.
  • Should the organizer cancel the class for any reason, a full 100% refund will be issued.


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Private Class

This class is only offered as a private class for your team of 6+ participants at a date and time that works for your team. Private classes are available virtually or in-person. Special discounts apply for larger groups.