What is the Olympics 2020 Retrospective?
We are always in awe and inspired by our Olympians and Para-Olympians whose commitment, dedication and effort achieved elite status in the worlds most recognised sporting competition. The Olympics 2020 retrospectives draws on the key elements of this international event and brings them to your agile team. It identifies positive and negative aspects as well as being a prominent reminder of the Olympic spirit and how it can unite the team.
The Olympics 2020 Retrospective format
Medals – These are the achievements, key outcomes and “winning” moments during the last sprint that people experienced individually or as a team. Perhaps a target or goal was reached, there was a surprised victory or just a moment that created a high five moment.
Olympic Spirit – The purpose of the Olympic Spirit is to “build a peaceful and better world which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity, and fair play.” It seeks to instil and develop values that promote tolerance and understanding as well as education and inspire everyone to achieve the best. Now, who wouldn’t want that in their team? This gives a space for people to provide a shout out to team members who have demonstrated this spirit in their work and interaction in the last sprint.
Stumbles – These are areas where there may have been fails, falls and demonstrate human fallibility. While they may not be the most positive of aspects, it can be a time where support, learnings and systems are put in place to support individuals and the team.
Olympic Torch – The torch is a symbol of tradition, recognition and unison. To this end, this part of the retrospective asks the team to identify what lessons, ceremonies or other actions they want to take forward.
This style of retrospective can be used to celebrate a milestone, an end of an epic or a significant moment in your team’s life cycle. Of course you can be creative by adding in other elements such as Ceremonies or Highlights.