I've been walking an Agile path since the days of XP - as a software developer, tech lead, IT manager, and scrum master/product owner/agile coach. Recently, I started work at a company that holds what they call "reflections." It's the first I've encountered this type of ceremony and searching the Internet serves up an abundance of links about retrospectives, but nothing that describes a "reflection" ceremony.
The distinction at this company seems to be that a retrospective is as one would expect - an end-of-sprint conversation focused on improving the team's process. A "reflection" occurs at less frequent intervals and, for this company, focuses on the interpersonal issues around communication and rapport. It's also distinct from what I've also encountered elsewhere as a "project retrospective," which also focuses on the teams processes and practices over an extended time frame. Up until now I have not separated out the interpersonal issues from the traditional retrospective conversations.
Has anyone else encountered the practice of "reflections" or know the origins of the practice?