Having an agenda for your meeting is one of the top ground rules for running effective meetings, but creating a good meeting agenda isn’t always easy.
Meeting agendas are purpose-built to achieve specific goals based on the meeting type. A 1:1 won’t have the same agenda as a sprint planning meeting, but both benefit from having a meeting agenda to keep things on track.
Whether you’re starting a new meeting or adapting an old one, it can be confusing and overwhelming to figure out the right agenda for your meeting. The best sources of advice are often teammates and other leaders who have run those meetings before: They’ve seen what works and what doesn’t.
That’s why Range has a library of meeting templates to help teams get started running great meetings.
No matter what kind of meeting they’re trying to run.
Whether it’s a team retrospective or a board meeting, you can find a template within the Range library.
And these meeting templates are just designed by Range — they come from real teams like yours.
Read on to learn more about meeting templates and the Range library.
A meeting template for a planning meeting for a 2 or 4 week sprint in scrum. In Scrum, projects are broken up into 2 or 4-week sprints. Sprint Planning initiates the sprint by deciding what work will be performed. The process is collaborative and should involve every team member.
Like any good meeting, an effective sprint planning meeting needs an agenda. The agenda is straight forward, but will keep your team focused and the meeting on track.
A weekly check-in between a manager and report to share feedback, keep each other in the loop, resolve issues, discuss big topics, and help each other grow in their roles.
As part of an agile process used by software development teams, the scrum meeting is a way to set your team up for the day’s work.
Scrum meetings should be a quick exchange of information — they should not be used for problem-solving or discussion. If issues are raised, take them offline and deal with them with a subgroup immediately after the meeting.
A meeting template for a retrospective meeting to reflect on work. Submitted by First Round Capital.
When teams and their leaders come together to reflect on a past project, year, or quarter, the team’s unique insights can not only help them feel empowered about their own work but can also help guide conversations with leaders about what's possible.
We'd recommend running an async reflection activity before the meeting to help team members identify some of their takeaways from past year or the project in advance.
This simple weekly team meeting template will keep your meeting on track, make sure everyone is included, and encourage accountability and followthrough.
Skip-level meetings are where senior managers, VP, or the CEO meet with fellow employees who are not direct report. Execs will get more visibility into the everyday work. Individual contributors can use the time to learn more about company strategy, objectives, and goals.
The purpose of a brainstorming meeting is to bring together a small group of participants with different perspectives to generate ideas around a question or problem.
Before the session, the meeting facilitator should share a description of this question or problem along with details about scope/constraints, examples of how the question has been addressed in the past, at the organization or elsewhere.
When starting a project, create alignment at the start. You can use the time to strengthen relationships and receive clarity on the expected outcomes.
Connect to make important decisions for the company. With meeting templates in Range, you can take notes, set the agenda, and create action items. Everyone leaves with a clear idea of what to do.
Meet with customers to gather useful feedback about your product. Use this standardized meeting template for feedback calls. Then, it becomes easy to track in one location.
Standup meetings are very important! They can make or break a the effectiveness of a team over time.
Recurring standup meetings provide teams a focused way to align around what is happening in the business, plan daily work accordingly, and remove blockers.
A meeting agenda is a list of ordered topics discussed in a meeting. Meeting agendas range from a simple list to a detailed description of what to discuss and why it’s important.
Meeting agendas are important because they help keep the meeting on track and ensure it achieves its purpose. Without a meeting agenda, it’s easy to forget what needs to be discussed or let the meeting get off track discussing one topic for the entire hour.
For recurring meetings, meetings agendas are particularly important because they help establish habits of what the team discusses each week or month.
Meeting agenda templates are sample meeting agendas that your team can copy and adapt for their own meetings.
Each meeting template is designed for a specific type of meeting, e.g., a team planning meeting. The meeting agenda includes the topic and a description of what the team should discuss.
With Range, you can more work done with fewer meetings.
Pick a meeting agenda template from above or learn more about meetings in Range.
To get started, decide what type of meeting you’d like to run. Search for a template in the Range meetings template library and read through. You copy the meeting template, and adapt it to your specific team’s needs: you might need to edit a section, add links, or assign a topic owner.
To use the template, you can copy it into a document, or run the meeting directly in Range using the meetings feature, which automatically loads your agenda and helps you facilitate an effective meeting.
It depends on the type of meeting, of course. But generally, you will want to include these meeting agenda items:
Range works with hundreds of teams at top forward-thinking companies like Twitter and SeatGeek. Each of the template agendas is based on how real teams operate. Plus, you’ll see custom templates from specific teams, so you can model your team meeting after best-in-class teams.
And if you have a meeting that you think is great, we’d love to see it! Share your template with firstname.lastname@example.org.