Status Hero for Retros

Use the Insights page for more effective and focused agile team retrospectives

Status Hero's Insights page surfaces the key data points and trends you need to run an effective retro. See trends related to participation, goal completion, blockers, integration activity, vacations, and more. You can even see how your team's mood has trended. Surfacing these insights will help you figure out the most important question - how are we doing, and are we getting better? 

While viewing the Insights page, use the filter options to view check-ins from your most recent sprint/cycle dates. We recommend filtering to see the blocked check-ins so you can have a team discussion about what is slowing you down. You can also filter on specific tags.

Use the "Team members" filter to select specific team members to review. For instance, half of your team may be working on a specific project. Multi-select allows you to view just the team members involved in the project so you can have a project-specific retro.

Key areas that we recommend you focus on:

  • Participation - if your team member's participation rate is dropping, it may indicate that they're burning out or lacking motivation. We recommend discussing workload and satisfaction with your team member. 

  • Mood - a mood score trending down can be an early warning sign that a problem is brewing. Introverted team members may be unlikely to speak up directly but will often display other, more subtle signs. Mood is one of them.  

  • Blockers - A high number or significant increase in blockers can indicate that your team member is struggling.

  • Integration activity - Integration activity can show you how active your team member has been vs. previous periods. Do you see MRs and issues being completed at the same rate? A significant shift in either direction is something to discuss together.