Retrospective Activity

Superheroes

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This activity:

  • Self assessment
  • Team boostrap

Introduction

A great and fun retrospective to explore how each member (developer, designer, product owner etc.) contributes to the goals of the team. Identify gaps, opportunities, and align over the roles and responsibilities of every individual. Each member assumes a superhero role and describes that superhero on the respecting column.

πŸ’ͺ Superpower
πŸ€– Sidekicks & Gadgets
πŸ‘Ύ Nemesis
🀝 Role

For the specific activity, the facilitator could use these points to describe the process:

  • The πŸ’ͺ Superpower column is for notes that describe the superpower for a specific superhero and how that superpower manifest on your team work.
  • The πŸ€– Sidekicks & Gadgets column is for notes that describe any tools and people that support a specific superhero on a daily basis.
  • The πŸ‘Ύ Nemesis column is for notes that describe the biggest blocker that a specific superhero has, stopping or slowing down progress.
  • The 🀝 Role column is for notes that describe the role that a specific superhero has in the team of superheroes.
TIP

Onboarding the team to the selected activity is important for a successful meeting. To learn more on what's needed to onboard your team to a retrospective meeting, read here.

Tips & Tricks

As you add your notes on columns make sure to connect them with a superhero name to make the relation more obvious when reading notes

Superheroes can be quite challenging if you don't set the proper framework. It is best to onboard the team with an example to set the tone 'For example, Mark is Ironman! He is super rich, smart and resourceful. His deep knowledge on our field is both his Jarvis sidekick and his Nemesis blocking him thinking out of the box.'

Popularity: 1

The "Superheroes" activity is rarely used among Team O'clock teams. It seems that only a few teams use this activity for their retrospectives.

Recap

Superheroes

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πŸ’ͺ Superpower

What is your biggest strength

πŸ€– Sidekicks & Gadgets

People & tools that support you everyday

πŸ‘Ύ Nemesis

What stops you from making progress

🀝 Role

What is your key contribution to the team

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