Coaches and team leads may lead iteration retrospectives. But when it comes to the release or project retrospective, all team members have part of the story and need to participate, not lead. Enlist a lead or coach from another team or bring in a facilitator from outside the team. Likewise, if you’ve led iteration retrospectives, other teams may call on you to lead their release retrospectives.
If leading a large retrospective is a one-time event for you, find a mentor. Collaborate on the design, and seek advice on managing a larger group for a longer time. If you plan to do more than one large retrospective, invest in training for yourself.
Here are some differences to consider:
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