If you’ve been using our tool, you probably already know about our Agile Retrospective Meetings. And if you know about our Retrospectives, you know you can change the categories to anything you want, customizing your meeting to best fit your team.

Our latest feature ties in rather well with this theme. Now you not only have access to more default retro categories, but you can create your own, too! Notice the new button at the top of your Retro Board, which will be present before you start your meeting and during the Review Open Action Items step.

This opens the Category Templates Dialog, which is pre-populated with 10 of Instant Agenda’s default Retro Categories (which you can find below). You can select whichever template suits your fancy, or you can create your own using the Create button at the top right.

Note: You will not be able to apply your categories if you have ideas on your board.

Templates available in Instant Agenda:

1. Starfish (Start, Stop, Less, More, Keep)

2. PIPA (Puzzles, Ideas, Problems, Appreciations)

3. ORID (Objective, Reflective, Interpretive, Decision)

4. 4L’s (Liked, Learned, Lacked, Longed For)

5. Plus/Delta

6. Start, Stop, Continue

7. Mad, Sad, Glad

8. Force Field Analysis (Driving / Restraining)

9. Sailboat

10. Imagine the Future

11. Retrospectives Against Humanity

12. Movie Review

Interested in even more templates? Check out this post: 3 scrum masters share their favorite retro templates!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to use the feedback button in the app. Also, we’re always happy to hear from you directly — just schedule a 15-minute call with us.

Mackenzie Fernandez

Developer at Instant Agenda
Mackenzie is a Colorado native that has a tool built for everything. She spends most of her time reading (a lot), hiking and organizing Nerf games.

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