Retrospective Tracker is a simple web browser extension that helps you create and track weekly retrospective notes, in a structured format, export them to Markdown to share with your team, “check” them off, put them on hold, and more. This project won top “navigating the fellowship” project in the MLH fellowship batch 2 halfway hackathon!
Throughout the MLH fellowship, our team carried out what we called “weekly retrospectives”. These were weekly meetings where we would first take some time to reflect on the events of the week, categorize them into three main categories:
- what went badly (“red”)
- what could be improved (“yellow”)
- what went well (“green”)
and share these insights with the team.
Our team thought that the current process of only thinking up the various greens, yellows, reds during Friday’s standup meetings in the short time frame of 5-7 minutes was limiting. In that short duration, it was not really possible to undergo deep reflection and introspection. More often than not, it was also difficult to recall what had occurred in the past week, and distil the most important insights from the week into bite-sized notes.
For our halfway hackathon project, we decided to streamline this process by creating a simple tool that would allow fellows to create and modify notes as they progressed throughout the week, both improving the process of reflection, as well as shifting the time spent on Fridays from time spent thinking up retrospectives to time spent actually discussing them.
This is a link to the project demo video submitted for the hackathon.