Retro Software

Run More Interactive Retro Meetings

Plan, schedule, & manage collaborative retrospective meetings. Analyze the progress of projects, address blockers & maintain an uninterrupted workflow.

  • Ready-to-use templates for different retrospective formats
  • Shared visual canvas with true multi-user collaboration
  • Icebreakers, reactions and voting for more interactive retros
Retro Software
Intel
Netflix
Nasa
City
Facebook
National Geographic
Paypal
Amazon
Ebay
Amex

How to Run a Retrospective Meeting?

Analyze Problems & Brainstorm Solutions

Analyze Problems & Brainstorm Solutions

Reflect on past projects, identify areas for improvement, & define actions items faster with:

  • Digital sticky notes to quickly gather thoughts, ideas, and feedback.

  • Predefined retro templates for structured retrospective discussions.

  • Virtual whiteboard with free hand drawing for easy visual collaboration.

  • Intuitive visual tools to present findings, trends, & progress over time.

Analyze Problems & Brainstorm Solutions
Keep Everything in One Place

Keep Everything in One Place

Keep Everything in One Place

Connect information and teams on a single workspace with:

  • Infinite canvas to manage your team retros and documents in one place.

  • Attach data to your sticky notes from any source to back your retro items.

  • Drag and drop or import any image, screenshot, or illustration.

  • Integrated notes to add details to each shape for more context.

Go from Idea to Execution Seamlessly

Go from Idea to Execution Seamlessly

Capture and track action items generated during the retrospective with:

  • Visual voting and prioritization grids to categorize action items with your team.

  • Built-in data fields to assign roles, set due dates, & add estimates to implement ideas.

  • Agile project management tools including Kanban boards, roadmaps & more.

  • Powerful integrations to sync progress with the team’s existing workflows.

Go from Idea to Execution Seamlessly

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    Bring Teams Together

    Live Mouse Tracking

    Live Mouse Tracking

    Better coordinate live retrospective meetings with real-time mouse cursors for any number of participants.

    Multi-User Collaboration

    Multi-User Collaboration

    Work with your team in real-time or async to look back on projects and identify successes and failures.

    In-Context Comments

    In-Context Comments

    Tag teammates to clarify things in context and direct them to get things done.

    Status Flags on Workspaces

    Status Flags on Workspaces

    Better coordinate live retrospective meetings with real-time mouse cursors for any number of participants.

    Two-Way Integrations

    Two-Way Integrations

    Coordinate data & information with your everyday tools including Slack, Google Workspace, GitHub, & Confluence.

    Spotlight for Collaboration

    Spotlight for Collaboration

    Invite collaborators to keep track of your actions as you present. Click on anyone’s avatar in the header to follow them or on your avatar to spotlight yourself.

    Which Teams Can Use Retrospectives?

    Retrospective meetings can be beneficial for a variety of teams and groups, not just limited to software development or project management.

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    Software Development Teams

    Software Development Teams

    Agile development teams often use retrospectives to review the latest iteration or sprint, discussing what went well, what could be improved, and how to make the next cycle even better.

    Service Delivery Teams

    Service Delivery Teams

    Teams providing services like customer support, HR, or IT can hold retrospectives to review service quality, customer satisfaction, and streamline their processes.

    Educational Institutions

    Educational Institutions

    Teachers and educators can use retrospectives to reflect on their teaching methods, curriculum, and student engagement, leading to better learning experiences.

    Healthcare Teams

    Healthcare Teams

    Medical professionals and healthcare staff can hold retrospectives to assess patient care processes, identify areas for improvement, and enhance the overall quality of care.

    Marketing Teams

    Marketing Teams

    Retrospective meetings help marketing teams learn from their campaigns, refine creative processes, and adapt to trends and competition. These discussions lead to improved strategies, engagement, and overall impact.

    Remote Teams

    Remote Teams

    Virtual teams working across different locations can use retrospectives to maintain communication, address challenges, and strengthen their remote collaboration strategies.

    What is Retro Software?

    What is Retro Software?

    A retro software is a platform that facilitates and supports remote retrospective meetings for teams or groups. They enable teams to conduct retrospectives effectively in a virtual setting with features like real-time collaboration, predefined templates, voting, action item tracking, analytics and reporting, and integrations.

    How to Run a Retrospective Meeting with Creately?

    1. Set up the Creately workspace

    Create a new workspace in Creately and set it up for the retrospective meeting. You can start with a blank canvas or choose a retrospective template from the in-app templates library.

    1. Define the retrospective focus

    Determine the focus or theme for the retrospective. It could be a specific project, sprint, or team objective. Use text boxes to add a title or heading to the board to communicate the focus to the team.

    1. Generate ideas and insights

    Utilize Creately’s virtual sticky notes to allow team members to share their ideas and insights related to the retrospective focus. Each team member can add their thoughts by creating sticky notes on the board.

    1. Group and cluster ideas

    Group and cluster related ideas together. Use Creately’s drag-and-drop functionality to group sticky notes into categories or themes. This feature helps identify patterns, common themes, or areas of concern.

    1. Discuss and prioritize

    Initiate a discussion with the team about the grouped ideas and encourage them to share their perspectives. Creately’s real-time collaboration tools, such as in-line comments can be used to facilitate the conversation. Once the discussion is complete, use dot voting or reactions to allow team members to vote on the most important or impactful ideas to prioritize them.

    1. Action planning and follow-up

    Based on the prioritized ideas, create action items using a Kanban board frame. Assign responsibilities to team members and define specific actions to address the identified areas for improvement. Assign due dates and monitor progress using Creately’s task management features.

    Guide the Flow of Your Next Retrospective Meeting with These Templates

    Marketing Team Retrospective Template

    Marketing Team Retrospective Template

    Event Retrospective

    Event Retrospective

    UX Retrospective

    UX Retrospective

    Timeline Retrospective

    Timeline Retrospective

    FAQs on the Retro Software

    How do I add my team as collaborators to the workspace?
    With Creately’s retro software, you can collaborate with as many participants as possible on the same canvas. Once you create your workspace for the retrospective discussion, add your peers you wish to collaborate with as editors and share the workspace link with them. You can also add them as reviewers if you only wish to obtain their feedback on the ideas. You will be able to track the changes they make with real-time mouse tracking and version history. Use comments to chat or for discussing matters asynchronously.
    How do I access Creately’s retro templates?
    You can access Creately templates through the templates community and from within the app’s templates library. Simply select the template you want to edit and click on it to open it in the editor where you can customize it by changing text, colors, and adding more shapes.

    Streamline Your Workflows by Integrating with the Tools You Love

    Creately integrates with the tools your teams use every day and supports your team’s workflow seamlessly.

    Github
    Microsoft
    Google Drive
    Google Sheets
    Google Docs
    Google Slides
    Confluence

    Why is Creately a Better Retro Software

    Creately is the intelligent visual platform enabling visual collaboration, knowledge management and project execution.

    100+ proprietary features deliver a flexible, no-code visual platform, expertly-tuned for ease of use.

    Infinite Visual Canvas

    Infinite Visual Canvas

    Visually create and organize any structure you imagine. Drag drop shapes or datasets, embed external content.

    Real-Time Collaboration

    Real-Time Collaboration

    Work remote or hybrid with realtime cursor tracking, synced previews and proper in-context comments and tasks.

    Custom Databases

    Custom Databases

    Create custom databases for any kind of information from tasks, HR personnel records to matters for law firms.

    Data Driven Docs

    Data Driven Docs

    Create docs and notes to go deeper from the high-level visual views. 2 way link to other docs, shapes or data with @mentions.

    Professional Diagramming

    Professional Diagramming

    50+ types of standard diagrams with 1000+ specially designed shapes and connectors enable blazing fast diagramming.

    Project & Task Management

    Project & Task Management

    Use built-in agile project management tooling or integrate with your favourite project management tool to keep work flowing.

    Enterprise Grade Security

    Enterprise Grade Security

    ISO 27001, SOC 2 - Type 2, Data Residency & Up-time SLAs to collaborate securely with your entire organization.

    Powerful Visual Modelling

    Powerful Visual Modelling

    Visuals that are backed by databases, update once, reflect in multiple views type of workflows.

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    Atlassian
    GetApp
    Capterra
    Software Advice
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    Enterprise-Grade Security and Compliance

    Enterprise-Grade Security and Compliance

    Enterprise-Grade Security and Compliance

    We ensure the privacy and information security of both clients and users through enhanced data security measures compliant with industry security standards. Creately is GDPR compliant and dedicated to keeping your data private, secure, and safe.

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    Just Plug and Play

    Just Plug and Play

    An easy-to-use interface with a minimal learning curve. Simply Sign-In using your work email to automatically add team members to the enterprise plan.

    No installation required.

    Just Plug and Play

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