The 4Ls is a great data gathering activity for recurring retrospectives. The Ls stand for: liked,  learned, lacked, and longed for.

Running the activity:

1.   Split the canvas in4 areas (or use 4 posters:


  • Liked – things you really liked
  • Learned – things you have learned
  • Lacked – things you have seen the team doing, but consider that could be done better.
  • Longed for – something you desired or wished for
2.   Ask the participants to individually write notes on post-it for each of the L areas.
3.   Group conversation about the notes

This activity was created and blogged byby Mary Gorman and Ellen Gottesdiener. Please read the original post here.
Below are the original photos Mary and Ellens blog post