Good / Bad / Start / Stop

Classic four-panel retrospective board with categories of Good, Bad, Start and Stop. Encourages a variety of ideas and actions.

Best For

A simple retro

When to Use

Sprint retrospective

This retrospective is easy to pick up and is usually one of the first retrospectives a team will try together.

Tips for running this session

Run this exercise similarly to most retrospectives:

  1. Ideate - ask people to write their sticky notes - 10 minutes
  2. Share and present their points - 20 minutes
  3. Identify patterns and group similar sticky notes - 10 minutes
  4. Vote on the most important issues - 5 minutes
  5. As a team, decide what actions to take for the top 3 voted issues. - 20 minutes

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