I wanted to share with you one of my latest retrospectives. Well, it’s not that new I just forgot to tell you about it
Continuing my theme of movies from the 80s, I was having a think about other movies that I love and how I could use them to drive continuous improvement in the team.
Ladies and gentlemen, I want to introduce you to ‘Alien’. A retrospective that looks at the gestation of the creature in comparison to the sprint cycle. You are probably thinking I am a little crazy, I like to think its about pushing the boundaries and keeping it fresh.
Typically I print off my images, but I thought I would hand craft this time. In the name of complete transparency I did not draw the end Alien. I thank Richard Arpino for this.
I had 5 different stages:
- Laying the eggs – Sprint Preparation
- Sucking on face and putting in the Alien – Planning
- Everythings ok! – Sprinting
- Chest Explosion – Sprint Review
- The final Alient product – Delivery
I asked each member of the team to brainstorm their thoughts around the key themes. I used the following ‘Film relevant’ questions to help them when they got stuck.
We then themed, discussed and agreed on the final actions. Bonus points were awarded for each film line they managed to get in.
Overall appreciation for the retrospective was high and there was definitely jealousy amongst the floor about my team always getting the best retros.
With all my retrospectives they are fun, people want to join in and we deliver real actions out the end.
Keep you retrospectives fun people!
Do let me know if you create any fun ones for your team