What is the Oscar Academy Retrospective?
The Oscar Academy is an interactive sprint retrospective idea inspired by the exuberance and recognition of one of the world’s best known awards night. Create a stage where people can learn from stories, are recognised for their contributions and celebrate their successes.
Like many of our retrospectives, Oscar Academy embraces a positive cheerfulness as a gentle reminder to team members to adopt a perspective of optimism when reflecting on the sprint (after all, even when we encounter failure, we can successfully learn from it).
This is one of many of our sprint retrospective ideas for remote teams that positions participants to head towards conversations that embrace and explore notions that foster continuous improvement.
Like the Awards ceremony itself, it encourages participants to shine!
Oscar Academy Retrospective Format
What can we shine a light on? What outcomes can we showcase? What happened that made us feel great?
What contributed strongly to our outcomes? What did the context of success look like? If it wasn’t for…. it may never have happened!
What stories (good and bad) can we learn from? How can we make sure our next sprint is a sequel and not a re-make?
Best Supporting Roles
What tools, people or resources supported us? What was their contribution? Who or what do we appreciate? How did this reinforce our team values?