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The Transfer Deadline Day Retro

New Retrospective - Transfer Deadline Day - What done deals did your team make?

Inspiration to create something new can come from anywhere. Yesterday the Sports news in the UK was dominated by the Transfer Deadline Day. To those unfamiliar, this is the last opportunity a Premiership Football team has until January to strengthen its team with new players.

As the reports were flooding in, my WhatsApp chats were pinging with the latest rumours and that moment of inspiration struck.

Retro number #87 in my collection is therefore the Transfer Deadline Day retrospective.

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 signing ever OR to share their favourite player to have played the game.

𝙂𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙨: Use prompts themed around Transfer Deadline Day to generate insights as a team before developing actions for improvement from them.


  • Breaking News! -What breaking news should we be sharing with our stakeholders?How could we communicate with them more frequently?

  • January Window -Where do we need to invest in the team in the next transfer window? What skills or technology would enable us further?

  • Failed Bids - Where did the window slam shut on us? Where did we miss out in the last iteration?

  • Done Deals - What did we get over the line in the last iteration? What did we complete that we should be celebrating?

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

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