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Build Team Retro Template

A recurring sync between builders (marketing, ops, and product) to keep everyone aligned.

Created by Isabelle Chiu

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Build Team Retro Template

About this template

We've broken out the team at TestBox into two core functions: Engineering and Builders (which includes marketing, business operations, and product). This is the build team's weekly sprint retro meeting agenda.

Posted on May 16, 2022

Build Team Retro FAQs

How long should a build team retro be?

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You should initially set your build team retros for 1 hour with your team. If you prepare and share an agenda in advance you're likely to get through more faster.

How often should you have build team retros?

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Most build team retros tend to occur weekly. As you go through a few iterations of them you may need to increase or decrease the frequency.

How do you structure a build team retro?

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You should think about deviding the meeting into 4 sections: Progress updates, Anchors and breezes, Shoutouts, Experiments. Then adding the following build team retro topics, where appropriate:

  • Did we achieve our goals for this cycle?
  • Are we setting realistic goals?
  • Are there any outstanding/backlogged items?
  • What were your anchors?
  • What propelled you forward?
  • Who deserves a shoutout and why?
  • What experiments are we running?
  • What new experiments do we want to try?

What should you discuss during a build team retro?

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8 great things to discuss in your Build Team Retro:

  • Did we achieve our goals for this cycle?
  • Are we setting realistic goals?
  • Are there any outstanding/backlogged items?
  • What were your anchors?
  • What propelled you forward?
  • Who deserves a shoutout and why?
  • What experiments are we running?
  • What new experiments do we want to try?

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Isabelle Chiu

Isabelle Chiu is the Chief of Staff at TestBox , a marketplace that helps you test and compare multiple software solutions and choose the best one for your team β€” no sales calls, demos or pitch decks.