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.
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](https://blog.myagilepartner.fr/index.php/retrospective/)