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The Once Upon A Time Retrospective

New Retrospective - Once Upon A Time - What's the story of your teams last iteration?

I've been feeling a little whimsical today so decided to update and share a retro template I created as part of one of my first live workshops.

In the workshop titled - "How to create an engaging remote retrospective", I shared with participants how I create retrospectives. Together we crowd sourced a theme - Once Upon A Time, and created a brand new retro with it.

Retro number #90 in my collection is then 'Once Upon A Time Retro'

To browse my full back catalogue of retro templates categorised by theme, click here;

Access the Miro and image templates below, plug & play into your own instances and let us know how you get on!

Why use this retro?

Break the ice; Invite the team to share their favourite childhood story. Learn more about your team as you break the ice.

𝙂𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙨: Tell the story of your last iteration by using themes from classic fairy tales to generate insights as a team.


  • Emperors New Clothes - Where are we just going with the status quo? How could we create an environment that helps us speak out and challenge one another more?

  • Goldilocks & The 3 Bears - What's in our goldilocks zone? What was just right for us in the last iteration?

  • Snow White - What's our teams poisonous apple? What risks do we need to look out for in future iterations?

  • Three Little Pigs - Where are we huffing and puffing as a team? How could we build stronger foundations and make our team more resilient?

  • Happily Ever After - What does our vision for a great next iteration look like? What would make our team live happily ever after?

Retro the retro: Inspect & Adapt the retro itself by rating how much value it brought you & the team using the fist of five scale. Retros themselves should also be subject to continuous improvement

I of course claim no ownership to any of the copyright materials displayed in the template


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