Hopes and Fears retrospective format
What are the ambitions of each member of the team? What aspect of the project are they looking forward to? What is it that they want to see happen in the future? What do they not want to see happen in the future? Asking the team what their hopes are helps them envision the future, explore possible futures and gives everyone a common goal to strive for.
What have team members experienced from similar scenarios in the past? What unknown factors might the team be facing and be apprehensive about? What do they not want to happen? These are things that might be holding them back from reaching an outcome. For some people, the fear of something is also what might drive improvement such as as being fearful of a bad deploy might increase quality testing protocols.
The combination of both hopes and fears helps to give you insight into what is driving the team and how this can impact your next sprint cycle.