Notion – Sprint Retrospective Template

By tracking discussion topics, feedback, and actionable to-do’s in our sprint retrospective template, Agile teams can continuously improve their work—without reinventing the wheel.

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Notion – Sprint Retrospective Template

Retrospectives are an important part of the Agile process. They help teams reflect on wins while homing in on what can be improved for next time. But without a clear meeting agenda and a way to follow up on action items, these meetings can get off track and not actually lead to process improvements. By tracking discussion topics, feedback, and actionable to-do’s in our sprint retrospective template, Agile teams can continuously improve their work—without reinventing the wheel.


What you need before purchase

  • Basic knowledge of how to use Notion
  • Paid Notion account if you’ve looking to add lots of content to your template / Notion account (sign up here). Not much content? You’re able to use their free account.


After purchase

After purchase you’ll be able to view the template immediately. The template can added to your Notion account by:

  • Click on the template download link in Gumroad
  • When viewing the Notion template, click on the “Duplicate” link in the top-right of your screen
  • The template will now be available in your own Notion account

For ongoing use, the steps are:

  • Login to Notion and select the template you want to view
  • Click on the Duplicate link in the top-right of your screen to create a copy to use
  • You’ll be able to retain the Notion template and work on the Duplicate (with a new name) and can repeat this process whenever you want to use the template again


About Sprint Retrospectives

Have you ever noticed that people often come up with the most creative ideas after a long, hard day of work? What happens at the end of sprint is certainly no exception.

You probably already know what I’m talking about: A quick huddle around the task board to quickly review the work completed during this sprint. This is followed by an intense discussion around problem areas and potential roadblocks.

Sprint retrospectives are an important part of the Scrum process, leading to improvements in team communication, setting better goals for future sprints and generally just improving velocity by fixing bugs quickly.

However, sprint retrospectives also offer plenty of benefits for your design team.

The benefits of running a sprint retrospective

Every team should run a sprint retrospective at the end of every sprint. The time to reflect on a weeks’ work, and catch problems before they become serious is definitely valuable. This way, you can avoid being called in for an emergency fix halfway through your next sprint.

In addition to this, there are plenty of additional ways a sprint retrospective can be beneficial to your design team. Let’s take a look at some of them now.

1) Understanding what went right and what went wrong during the sprint is key

Designers often have a good idea of what they have been working on, but might not know exactly how that work contributed to the overall success of a sprint.

The sprint retrospective is your chance to look back and ask how things went. This will make it possible to understand what happened well, as well as identify problems as they arise.

2) Designers can share ideas with each other during a retrospective

Another big benefit of running a sprint retrospective is that you’ll be able to talk about what you did during this sprint. This gives everyone in the team a chance to share experiences and insights, which in turn might give inspiration for new ideas.

3) Start mapping out terrain early on

Did you ever start working on something without having an overall plan? Or maybe your design work was not used because of a smaller problem that could have been fixed early on?

A good way to prevent this is to start mapping out what you are going to do during the next sprint, at the end of this one. This will make sure that everybody on your team knows what is expected of them for future sprints.

4) It can help identify problems with processes and tools

During a sprint retrospective, you are likely to have several people in the team close enough to discover issues with processes or tools.

This meeting is your chance to ask questions about what went wrong, why it went wrong and how it can be prevented from happening again in the future. This way, you can work together towards a better workflow for everybody!

5) Improve your overall workflow

A design team might have an idea of what they are working on, but not know how their work is connected to the rest of the company. This can lead to problems with communication, timeliness and general efficiency.

To avoid this, you will need to talk about all the different tasks that are being worked on during each sprint. This will give people a better understanding of how they are contributing to the larger picture, which in turn leads to faster workflows and ultimately more success for everybody involved.

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