1. What inspired the creation of Retrospective.ly?
We've always been very interested in people's stories, experiences, achievements, etc. We'd been thinking for a while, trying to determine a way to transform that interest and passion into something tangible that would improve people's lives--Retrospective.ly is the embodiment of our passion.
2. What is the origin of the three questions that people use to structure the retrospectives they post on your site?
They are based on agile software methodology. The retrospective is a meeting held at the end of each phase of a project-- its purpose is to look back at the work the team did and identify what went well, what went poorly, and what the team is going to do to improve in the next phase.
3. Can people include images to illustrate their retrospectives, or are the posts meant to be text only?
People are welcome to include an image, as long as it is high resolution. For posters who do not include images, we will look for a header image that fits with the content of their retrospective.
4. Are there privacy settings for the content that people post to your site, or is everything available publicly?
All content is available publicly once it is reviewed by our editorial staff.
5. What are some of the topics people have written about so far on Retrospective.ly, and what topics do you hope to see appear on the site over time?
We’ve had posts on a variety of topics: conferences, military services, athletic careers, etc. We welcome posts of any topic and are hoping to have a breadth of experiences and viewpoints on our blog.