A retrospective is an evaluation of a software development project or a part or phase of a project. A retrospective is performed by the people involved (programmers, project leaders, managers, customers), guided by an experienced facilitator. A retrospective provides an opportunity to stop and reflect on what works well, what works not so well, and what needs adjustment in a project.
A retrospective is an effective way to learn from experience and to improve processes. The costs of a retrospective are small with respect to the costs of the project as a whole (0,5% to 4%). The results of a retrospective help to work more effectively and efficiently in successive projects, which will save much more time and money than a retrospective costs.
We can facilitate retrospectives for your projects or help you in setting up regular retrospectives in your organisation.