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Sunny skies
What are the positive things that lie ahead?
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What are the things pushing us along?
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What are the problems or obstacles coming up?
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What's slowing us down or holding us back?
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How to use the Hot Air Ballon retrospective template?

This retrospective template has been designed to guide your team through a comprehensive evaluation of your latest sprint, emphasizing four key aspects represented by the columns of the Hot Air Balloon. Here's how to use each section:

  1. Sunny Skies: In this column, encourage each team member to share positive and encouraging aspects. What were the successes, achievements, and moments of pride? Use this section to celebrate successes and boost the team's morale.
  2. Hot Air: Explore together the elements that propelled your team forward. Identify motivational factors, individual achievements, and inspiring elements that contributed to the positive dynamics. This will reinforce beneficial behaviors and encourage perseverance.
  3. Storm Clouds: Focus on the challenges and obstacles encountered during the sprint. Encourage transparency and open communication to identify issues that have impacted performance. This section initiates constructive discussions on problem resolution.
  4. Sandbags: Analyze aspects that hindered the team's progress. Explore factors that slowed down or restricted productivity. By identifying these elements, the team can work together to find solutions and improve future processes.

When to use the Hot Air Balloon retrospective template?

Use this retrospective template at the end of each sprint to evaluate the team's performance in a holistic manner. It is particularly useful when you are looking to encourage reflection on successes, identify sources of motivation, address emerging issues, and eliminate obstacles to progress.

By regularly participating in this retrospective, your team can adjust its strategies, strengthen collaboration, and become even more effective in the upcoming sprints.

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The 4 elements of Hot Air Balloon

Image of the column Sunny skies from the retrospective template Hot Air Balloon on the Neatroverse community
Sunny skies
What are the positive things that lie ahead?
Image of the column Hot air from the retrospective template Hot Air Balloon on the Neatroverse community
Hot air
What are the things pushing us along?
Image of the column Storm clouds from the retrospective template Hot Air Balloon on the Neatroverse community
Storm clouds
What are the problems or obstacles coming up?
Image of the column Sandbags from the retrospective template Hot Air Balloon on the Neatroverse community
Sandbags
What's slowing us down or holding us back?
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