Custom Sticky Note Template

Learn how to create and facilitate a custom sticky note technique

💡 Take Retrium's Technique Quiz to figure out which retrospective technique best fits the needs of your next retrospective.

In this format, you start with a blank board where you add in the titles of columns. You can also add a description for each column to set more context about the types of sticky notes team members should add to the board.

Facilitating the Process

The process of running this type of retrospective in Retrium works like this:

  1. Everyone brainstorms ideas to add to sticky notes under the column headers that you create

  2. The team then organizes sticky notes they with to discuss together during the "group" stage 

  3. Everyone privately votes on which notes or groups they think are important to discuss during the "vote" phase

  4. Retrium organizes the most important topics in order of votes during the "discuss" step, where your team can choose to discuss one or more items and turn the next steps into specific action items

  5. The team can then reflect on the effectiveness of the retrospective as a whole during the "close" phase, and your team can choose to review those results before concluding the meeting

If you have a unique way that you've used the custom sticky note retrospective with your team, we'd love to hear from you! Send us a note at