Come on in - we've gathered many friends in this Halloween template!
What is the "Halloween Legends" retrospective template?
"Halloween Legends", a one-of-a-kind retrospective template, invites teams to reflect on their last iteration through the lens of mythical characters, from Samhain to the Headless Horseman.
Explore your team's insights, fears, obstacles, and revelations to improve collaboration and performance, topped off with a sweet acknowledgment of team members through the metaphor of trick-or-treating.
How does this Halloween retrospective format work?
6 key components in this retrospective:
🍂 Samhain, Lord of Halloween - Poor Samhain, almost nobody knows him. What is one thing you know about the last iteration that most people don't?
Reflect on an aspect of the last iteration that few may know, promoting a unique sharing experience. For example, did a team member tackle a critical bug single-handedly, showcasing an unsung hero?
💀 The Headless Horseman - What fears or doubts did you face? How did you address them?
Dive into fears or doubts faced during the iteration. Share how the team addressed them – perhaps overcoming concerns about a tight deadline by implementing a more efficient task delegation system.
👻 Ghouls & Ghosts - Do you have examples of obstacles that we faced? What impact did they have on our performance?
Identify obstacles faced and discuss their impact. For instance, navigating a sudden change in project requirements and how it affected timelines, providing insights for future planning.
🎃 Jack-o’-Lanterns - How can we keep evil spirits - or challenges - away in the future?
Explore strategies to keep challenges at bay in the future. For example, adopting clearer communication channels to prevent misunderstandings and ensure smoother project execution.
🌕 Living the Werewolf Dream - In the light of the moon, what revelations or ideas have come to you about improving our work in the future?
Share revelations or ideas for improvement. Perhaps a team member realized the power of regular knowledge-sharing sessions to enhance overall efficiency and collaboration.
🍭 Trick-or-Treating - Share the candy loot by recognizing a team member's contributions.
Wrap up with a sweet touch by recognizing a team member's contributions. Highlight how a colleague's innovative solution or consistent support added value to the team's success.