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Design Sprint Retrospective Template

Run an effective retrospective workshop (after a design sprint) to encourage your team to improve the way they work together.

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What’s inside this Design Sprint Retrospective Meeting Template:

1 👋 Welcome and intro

A rundown of what will happen in the following hour and some ground rules.

  • Everyone will have the opportunity to share and equal time to talk
  • Everyone’s opinion is important
  • No blame games focus on improvement

2 🎨 Design sprint recap

Summarize the design sprint and significant milestones.

3 🤔 What worked well?

Take 5 minutes to write what went well during the sprint under these three categories. Then, spend another 5 minutes discussing those talking points as a team.

  • Design Sprint Format & Schedule
  • Design Sprint Results
  • Team Collaboration

4🚩 What were the challenges?

Same drill, everyone, individually and in silence, will take 5 minutes to write their answers across the three categories:

  • Design Sprint Format & Schedule
  • Design Sprint Results
  • Team Collaboration

5💡 How can we improve?

Jot down suggestions for improvement and ways to avoid the same challenges in the future.

6🎁 Wrap-up

Thank your colleagues for their time and then conclude the training with an enjoyable activity – for instance, taking a fun team photo.

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About the author

John Vetan

John Vetan is the Founder and CEO of Design Sprint Academy, Innovation Strategist and Design Sprint Master. Currently working with business executives, product and innovation teams to introduce new ways of working within their organizations.

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