The Meta-Retrospective — Bringing Stakeholders Onboard

Stefan Wolpers
Food for Agile Thought
8 min readJun 9, 2024

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TL; DR: The Meta-Retrospective

The Meta-Retrospective is an excellent exercise to foster collaboration within the extended team, create a shared understanding of the big picture, and immediately create valuable action items. It comprises team members of one or several product teams — or a representative from those — and stakeholders. Participants from the stakeholder side are people from the business as well as customers. Meta-Retrospectives are useful both as a regular event, say once a quarter, or after achieving a particular milestone, for example, a specific release of the product.

Read more on how to organize such a Meta-Retrospective, and do not forget to check out the free Miro Meta-Retrospective template.

The Meta-Retrospective — Bringing Stakeholders Onboard

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Stefan Wolpers
Food for Agile Thought

I have worked for 18-plus years as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, and agile coach. Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org.