The Start Stop Continue Retrospective Template
What is the Start Stop Continue retrospective template?
A retrospective isn't just about what just happened. A successful retrospective also deals with the present and the future of the team 🔮
Start Stop Continue is a well-known action-oriented retrospective technique. It is designed to let people share practical ideas to improve as a team.
This simple yet powerful retrospective framework leads your team to think about three core questions:
What should we start doing? (adjustments the team would be willing to implement in the next cycle)
What should we stop doing? (things that don't help the team / don't show results)
What should we continue doing? (activities that are working well, delivering results, and being positively perceived by the team)
The 3 elements of Start Stop Continue
Why & when should you use the Start Stop Continue retrospective?
Simply put, this retrospective technique helps your team reflect on the past Sprint events (Stop, Continue), but people also suggest how to handle the next Sprint (Start).
Then Start Stop Continue is obviously an excellent choice for recurring team retrospectives (whether you work with Sprints or not).
Besides, you can also use Start Stop Continue for your project post-mortems and event retrospectives.
Start Stop Continue is a popular retrospective activity used by thousands of teams worldwide, so why wouldn't you give it a try with your team? ;)
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