Retrospective


Retrospective

Retrospective (from Latin "retrospectare", "look back") generally means to take a look back at events that already have taken place. For example, the term is used in medicine, describing a look back at a patient's medical history or lifestyle.

Visual arts

Within the visual arts, the term commonly refers to an art exhibition assembled to allow a look back at an individual artist's career, an art movement, or a certain artistic period.

In film as an art form, a retrospective is a representative selection of films of a specific actor, director, or other film crew member, or pertaining to a specific film genre or era. Retrospectives may be presented by local movie theaters or as part of film festivals.

Music

Retrospective compilations are sometimes assembled from an artist's greatest hits.

oftware engineering

The term is also used in software engineering, where a retrospective is a meeting held by a project team at the end of a project or process (often after a certain number of iterations) to discuss what was successful about the project or time period covered by that retrospective, what could be improved, and how to incorporate the successes and improvements in future iterations or projects.

In agile development retrospectives play a very important role in iterative and incremental development. At the end of every iteration a retrospective is held to look for ways to improve the process for the next iteration.

Awards

A retrospective award is one which is created, and then awarded to all persons who would previously have received it. Alternatively, a slight change to the criteria of an existing award may result in retrospective awards being presented to persons who would have won the award under present rules. Comparatively few awards are presented retrospectively.


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  • rétrospective — [ retrɔspɛktiv ] n. f. • 1920; de rétrospectif 1 ♦ Exposition présentant l ensemble des productions et de l évolution (d un artiste, d une époque) depuis les débuts. Une rétrospective du cubisme, du cinéma burlesque américain. Une grande… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Retrospective I — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Retrospective I Álbum recopilatorio de Rush Publicación 6 de mayo de 1997 Grabación 1973 1979 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Retrospective II — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Retrospective II Álbum recopilatorio de Rush Publicación 3 de junio de 1997 Grabación 1980 1987 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Retrospective 3 — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Retrospective 3 Álbum recopilatorio de Rush Publicación 3 de marzo de 2009 Grabación 1989 2008 …   Wikipedia Español

  • retrospective — ret‧ro‧spec‧tive [ˌretrəˈspektɪv◂] adjective LAW a law or decision that is retrospective is effective from a particular date in the past; = RETROACTIVE: • The bank tried to persuade the government to enact retrospective legislation to legalize… …   Financial and business terms

  • Retrospective — Re tro*spec tive, a. [Cf. F. r[ e]trospectif.] 1. Looking backward; contemplating things past; opposed to {prospective}; as, a retrospective view. [1913 Webster] The sage, with retrospective eye. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Having reference to what… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retrospective — ret·ro·spec·tive / re trə ˌspek tiv/ adj: affecting things past: retroactive; specif: of, relating to, or being a law that takes away or impairs vested rights, creates new duties or obligations, or attaches new disabilities with respect to acts… …   Law dictionary

  • Retrospective — Album par Rinôçérôse Sortie 1997 Durée 42:37 Genre musique électronique Label Stereophonic Elefant Dance Recordings …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rétrospective n° 1 — Dans une heure Album par Sheila Sortie 1972 Genre Variété française Label Carrère Rétrospective n° 1 Dans une heure est un album compilation de la chanteuse …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rétrospective n° 2 — La vamp Album par Sheila Sortie 1972 Genre Variété française Label Carrère Rétrospective n° 2 La vamp est un album compilation de la chanteuse …   Wikipédia en Français


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