journey based on the 4L retrospective methodology proposed by Mary Gorman and Ellen Gottesdiener
what it is
journey based on a simple and effective retrospective methodology of project cycles, focused on feedback from teams based on the 4 Ls: liked, learned, lacked and longed for.
the 4L retrospective was first published in 2010 by Mary Gorman and Ellen Gottesdiener.
why to use
the journey based on the 4L methodology is a focused and effective retrospective tool in highlighting opportunities for evolution, generating process improvements and ensuring that a team moves in the desired direction.
when to use
the 4Ls methodology is generally indicated for scrum masters and their team, in sprint retrospective processes. with a less conventional but quite simple approach, it allows the identification of positive aspects (liked and learned) as well as negative aspects (lacked and desired) in the project cycles, both from a factual and more objective feedback, as well as from a more emotional perspective. .
how to use
the retrospective journey based on the 4Ls methodology has four points of divergence that must be applied with the team to define each of the topics proposed by Mary Gorman and Ellen Gottesdiener in their original method. for each topic, we put together a divergence kit at strateegia.digital with questions to help the team collaboratively define the decisions necessary for the project.
each block of Mary Gorman and Ellen Gottesdiener’s original method was converted into a divergence kit, generating the four kits in the list below:
- we liked
- we learned
- we lacked
- longed for