To create a retrospective in SmartDraw, start with a Retrospective template under Product Management.
The retrospective template will have some placeholder cards organized into three columns: "What worked?", "What did not work?", "How do we improve?"
Add or Remove Columns
You can add or remove columns as needed using the right-click menu or the controls to the left of your workspace in the SmartPanel.
Add Notes and Observations
You can double-click to add text to any of the notes already in your template. You can also drag-and-drop new notes to any of the columns.
You'll know your card is ready to be attached in a column when you see your cursor change to an anchor symbol.
SmartDraw will automatically expand the columns to make room for new notes.
Note: Retrospectives are configured to only have a single column of sticky notes, so you can only add above or below existing notes.
You can also use your keyboard to enter new notes. Simply select an existing sticky note and then hit Ctrl and the arrow key in the direction you want to add a new note. Alternatively, you can click the yellow Action Buttons in the direction you want to add a new note.