The role and retrospective responsibility of any retrospective facilitator is to help keep the retro focused and productive. On Retrium, the retrospective facilitator has some additional responsibilities.
Retrospective Responsibility #1 - Move from phase to phase
Retrium column-based retrospectives have a number of phases to them: brainstorming, grouping, voting, and discussion. The retrospective facilitator is responsible for moving from one phase to another within the retrospective meeting. To do that, simply click on the blue button on the bottom-right of your screen to open the action menu which will allow you to move to the next phase.
Retrospective Responsibility #2 - Support conflict resolution during grouping
In the grouping phase, everyone can drag and drop cards to create topics of conversation. Sometimes there may be disagreement where a card belongs. By monitoring the activity during the group phase, the retrospective facilitator will know if a discussion is needed to decide where the card in question should be grouped.
Retrospective Responsibility #3 - Record action items
In the discussion phase, the retrospective facilitator is the only one who is able to record action items.
Retrospective Responsibility #4 - Timeboxing the retrospective
You can use the timebox method to timebox any portion of your retrospective using the timebox feature in the in the action menu. To access the timebox, the retrospective facilitator will highlight over the blue button in the bottom-right corner. Facilitators can add time, reset and pause the timebox, and send alerts (pulses and sounds) to participants during the retrospective.
Can I rotate the role of the retrospective facilitator on my team?
Yes, anyone who has access to your team room can be the retrospective facilitator or take over facilitation duties. The facilitator at the beginning of your retrospective is simply the person who selects the retrospective technique in your team room.