From Subjective to Objective: The Shift to Data-Driven Retrospectives

Kate Smoliakova
4 min readFeb 12, 2024

Mention the term “Retrospective,” and you might see even the most enthusiastic team members subtly roll their eyes.

It’s a common sentiment across many teams that retrospectives are less favoured, often perceived as uncomfortable sessions where team dynamics can become strained due to subjective feedback.

But what if we could transform the Retrospective from a dreaded obligation into a powerful tool for improvement?

--

--

Kate Smoliakova

Product Manager | Write about my experience as manager and writer, ADHD and my interests as running, travelling, art and food