This retrospective was run as part of an employee on boarding experience. It was a small group (3 participants).
Goal: Where are we, what does success look like? (Futurespective)
Time: 1 hr
All activities were from
Overall this retrospective was pretty good. The activities meshed pretty well with each other and I was able to spin a narrative around the Genie. There were a couple of curve balls thrown: The third wish in the genie activity was audacious across the board and it was difficult for participants to tie that into further activities (i.e. I wish for warp technology). The purpose of this retrospective was to support on boarding efforts for a new team member and the direction it took was more whole team based. That was unexpected and I would've preferred the entire team to be present in that case. The activities generated a number of really creative ideas, which was pleasing to see. The retrospective closed with thanks, the participants and facilitator all work closely day-to-day and had recently come from a team retrospective.
(5 min brainstorm, 2 min to share)
"You have freed a Genie from a bottle and you're granted 3 wishes" please make:
"The genie has granted one of your wishes above. You come into work the next day, how do you know that the wish came true? What's changed? What's different?"