There are all sorts of themes and templates to choose from. From movies, food, hobbies and interests; if you can think of it, there’s probably a theme and template to match. If you’re more DC than Marvel, you can always change the template to what you want. Here are some of the fun retro templates our teams have used –
Discover your team’s super powers and weaknesses, along with evil nemeses and sidekicks. It’s all in the name of working together to overcome the villainous challenges that may attempt to undermine your next sprint goal!
Finally we have a reason we were told some many strange stories as a kid. It was so, when we grew up, we could use them to run retros!
The Goldilocks retrospective is a fun way to help a team find how the team feels about the current state of play. By picking a topic, e.g. Deployment, you can then gauge which parts of the process are too hot (firefighting, running too fast, causing burn out), too cold (laggy, slow and lacking energy) or just right.
Celebrating wins is fun, so is this retrospective. It focuses on the positives and celebrates those that helped make them happen.
Use this at the end of an epic or major release to acknowledge your best actors, key moments and celebrate as a team.
Keen to try a different retrospective template?
Check out this nifty site that helps you choose the best template for your next retrospective or explore more retro formats.