Like in the movies – retrospective

like in the movies - retrospective
like in the movies - retrospective

Exploring the Unique “Like in the Movies” Retrospective

Dive into a less conventional yet equally intriguing retrospective format: “Like in the Movies.” This retrospective provides a fresh perspective and introduces creative alternatives to prevent monotony in retrospectives.

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Materials Needed for “Like in the Movies” Retrospective

This retrospective requires minimal materials:

  • A4 papers
  • Colored markers

The total time required for this retrospective is approximately 30 minutes.

Step-by-Step Process

This retrospective is less known but stands out due to its unique approach. It doesn’t aim to select improvement axes but rather focuses on changing the format. The Scrum Master leverages it to gauge the team’s mood and encourage open sharing about the current sprint.

Step 1: Poster Drawing

Each participant is tasked with drawing a film poster they find most closely resembles the sprint they experienced. They should identify with a character from the movie. During this drawing phase, participants can use their mobile phones to reference movie posters.

Duration: 10 minutes

Step 2: Explanation

Participants take turns explaining in a maximum of 3 minutes why they chose that particular movie poster. Other team members can ask questions for further clarification.

Duration: 15 minutes

Step 3: Concluding Insights

Allocate 5 minutes for participants to collectively summarize the insights gathered during the workshop. The Scrum Master discreetly guides them to identify which improvement axes should be pursued together.

Duration: 5 minutes

Conclusion: “Like in the Movies”

At times, retrospectives can serve as platforms for team discussions without necessarily formalizing specific improvement axes. These conversations, however, trigger valuable reflections on “how to improve.”

Useful link: [Retrospective in French](

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About Judicaël Paquet 368 Articles
Judicaël Paquet (agile coach and senior devops) My Engagements in France and Switzerland: - Crafting Agile Transformation Strategies - Tailored Agile Training Programs - Raising Awareness and Coaching for Managers - Assessing Agile Maturity and Situational Analysis - Agile Coaching for Teams, Organizations, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile Coaches Areas of Expertise: Scrum, Kanban, Management 3.0, Scalability, Lean Startup, Agile Methodology.

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