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Accessing Wrike’s Use Case Templates
Use Case templates are available in the Space creation dialogue. In order to use a template, start creating a Wrike Space how you usually would and you’ll see the option to create this space from a pre-made Wrike Use Case template:
Now, not only account owners and admins can use these templates, but also those users who have the right to create spaces 👍
What is Retrospective
A retrospective is a meeting held by a project team at the end of a project or process to discuss what was successful about the project or time period covered by that retrospective, what could be improved, and how to incorporate the successes and improvements in the future iterations or projects.
If you’re not on an engineering team, it can still be a good practice to hold “lessons learned” meetings after a project is completed to discuss what went well, and what can be improved. It’s also a good opportunity to give shoutouts to team members and prepare a list of action items for improvements for future projects.
Scrum / Sprint Retrospective Template
With this pre-built template, you can streamline your post-sprint or post-project processes. It helps you ensure your retrospectives produce results that positively impact future projects or sprints. It will help you to:
- Ensure the team understands the goals and rules for each sprint with guidelines
- Organize individual feedback with individual board views
- Make retrospective meetings count by prioritizing action items
- Instantly organize feedback by category with a custom retrospective report
The template includes customizable board views for individuals and teams to organize retrospective feedback and turn it into actionable tasks.
When a project manager is ready to start a retrospective, they can use the sprint retrospective template to automatically set up boards. These will then help team members capture the right info, categorize it, and filter it depending on what information they need.
The project manager can use the sprint retrospective template as a guide to the following three steps.
Step 1: Ensure team members understand goals
The Scrum/Sprint Retrospective template automatically creates a task with goals and ground rules for sprint retrospectives, which can help all team members get on the same page before you start a retrospective. This information will also save project managers time by informing new team members about expectations.
After you launch this template, a folder called “Preparation” will automatically be created. It consists of an introduction, goals and ground rules, and Q&A represented as tasks.
Step 2: Set up individual and team boards
With this template, project managers or scrum masters can quickly set up individual boards, where team members can offer their own positive or constructive feedback. They’ll also be able to set up a team retrospective board where all feedback can be collected.
For ease of use, it also comes with a pre-created custom workflow that represents statuses needed for a successful retrospective meeting:
Step 3: Prioritize and assign action items
Finally, this template will automatically set up a board to view action items, and the project manager or Scrum master can drag and drop tasks in based on priority, assign accountability to individuals, and keep an eye on their status going forward.
The template also has pre-created custom fields to capture all important info for retrospectives:
Do you have retrospective or “lessons learned” meetings after projects or sprints? Please share how you manage those, or if you’d like to learn more and implement this process 👇
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