Following an Annual Review for the last year of CPD, there should be an Annual Retrospective. Much like a sprint retrospective in agile projects, the CPD retrospective is a time to look at the process of continuing professional development during the previous year. CPD annual reviews look at what was done; CPD retrospectives look at how they were done.

The retrospective is a time to assess what went well, what could be improved, and what could be committed to doing in the next year.