What is a retrospective?
A retrospective is a ritual gathering of a community at the end of a project to review the events and learn from the experience.
No one knows the whole story of the project. Each person has a piece of the story. The retrospective ritual is the collective telling of the story and mining the experience for wisdom.
Include everyone who has a piece of the story to tell.

Schedule adequate time to tell the story. A rushed ritual will do more harm than good.

Make sure there is a facilitator, someone who was not involved with the project, to lead the ritual.

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