How Do You Miro? Retrospective Templates Challenge 🔮

How Do You Miro? Retrospective Templates Challenge 🔮

Hi Miro Heroes :sparkles:

 

Last month, Miroverse turned the grand old age of one, and it got us thinking about how far we’ve come — and how far we still have to go. We used this milestone as an opportunity to reflect on the successes and failures of the past year, drawing insights to help us better prepare for the future of Miroverse.

Teams familiar with the Agile methodology call this process a “retrospective” and typically don’t wait for a whole year. Some find it’s most useful at the end of an entire project, quarter, sprint, or event.

 

Today, we’re kicking off the next Miro templates contest: How Do You Miro? Retrospective Templates Challenge 🔮 This contest is all about reflection and learning. We’d love to see your favorite activities for looking back and envisioning the future, so please share your best retrospective examples with the community on Miro. 

 

Challenge details

 

:calendar:  Timing

  • Submission period: June 1-21

  • Voting & judging: June 21-28

  • Winners announced: June 28

 :ballot_box:  Voting & judging

  • Judges' Choice will be awarded by our panel of expert judges. Submissions are judged on their ease of use, layout, and that special fun factor.

  • People’s Choice award will be based on top likes under the comment here in the online community. Make sure to vote for your favourite template by June 28 ☝️

:gift:  Prizes

  • Judges’ Choice - iPad & exclusive Miro branded cover & Apple Pencil 

  • People’s Choice - AirPods & exclusive Miro branded case

  • :sunglasses:  Miro swag to all participants

  • All submissions are considered for Miroverse 

  • Winners will be featured on Miroverse and in a roundup blog post on the Miro Blog

 

 How to participate

 

:pencil:  To enter, please add a comment in this thread with the following details:

  • Your full name
  • Role and company
  • Miro board embedded with your template (view access)
  • Instructions on how to use the template
  • [Optional] 1-3 min video overview of your template

:warning:  Entry requirements

  • Created and designed using Miro
  • All information must belong to the board owner (we will reject all submissions containing copyright-protected content on board)
  • Must be in English
  • Your template must be submitted to Miroverse before the challenge deadline
  • By participating in the challenge, you agree that your submission may be published and used for promotional activities by Miro

 

:nerd:  Judges

  • Community Guest Judge: @Johanna Torstensson - certified professional Agile Coach in Sweden passionate about coaching and team dynamics. Her mission is to create opportunities for teams to collaborate, where they leave the workshop or meeting with energy and a feeling of really having accomplished something awesome together. 
    See Johanna’s Sailboat Retrospective Template in Miroverse

  • Miro Knowledge Expert: @Lindsey Meredith - Product Marketing Manager at Miro. Lindsey has worked closely with Product and UX teams for the last seven years on developing and implementing remote collaboration practices in their teams. 
    See Lindsey’s Facilitating Agile Retrospectives Workshop template in Miroverse

  • Miroverse Team Judge: @Mariam Danielian - Mariam coordinates the content production for Miro templates and oversees Miroverse templates library publications. She is inspired by the creativity of Miro users who turn an endless empty canvas into a universe of their own creation and is passionate about sharing their work with others. 

 

Happy collaborating and good luck!  :rocket:

 

:question:  FAQs

The template is awesome! Can I use/copy it? 

All templates should eventually be added to Miroverse, so please stay tuned! If you need this template right away, please reach out to the author directly.

 

Can I post more than one template?

Yes.

 

How to embed the board?

It’s easy! All you need to do is to choose Embed media under the three-dots menu and paste the Miro board URL. Make sure to accept cookies to be able to embed the board.

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:bulb:  Check your board’s Start view as it defines the board preview in the embed. You can set the start view by right-clicking on a blank space on the board and choosing the corresponding option.

 

I can’t embed the board. ‘The provided domain is not supported’ error

Please accept cookies in order to be able to embed the Miro board.

 

Can I win both prizes? 

No, one submission can’t win both awards. If there’s such a case, then the People’s Choice will go to the submission with the second largest number of likes.

 

How to submit my template to Miroverse? 

Just go to https://miro.com/miroverse/ and click Publish your board in the bottom right corner.

 

 


19 replies

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Looking forward to seeing retrospectives taken to the next level!  Retrospectives are one of the most popular templates @ Miroverse so I can’t wait to see what you will come up with :cowboy: 

We will be looking for creative, visual and innovative approach that will make retros much more fun and helpful for teams! 

 

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The Aussie Animals Retro

  • Your full name - Chris Stone 
  • Role and company - Enterprise Agile Coach - The Virtual Agile Coach
  • Miro board embedded with your template (view access) - Embedded above
  • Instructions on how to use the template - Included in the template

    Entry number 1 of many ;)

 

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The Dungeons N Dragons Retro

 

  • Your full name - Chris Stone 
  • Role and company - Enterprise Agile Coach - The Virtual Agile Coach
  • Miro board embedded with your template (view access) - Embedded above
  • Instructions on how to use the template - Included in the template

    Entry number 2 of many ;)

 

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@Chris Stone Those templateslook incredible, mate. All the best for the contest! 

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@Chris Stone Those templateslook incredible, mate. All the best for the contest! 

I’ve created some 46 retro templates so far I believe, all available in Miro.

This competition could become the Chris Stone show if I’m not careful.. haha

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@Chris Stone Hahaha I’m sure the judges will be impartial 🙂 Now I know who to go to for retro templates inspiration. I’ve never played DnD in my life but THAT one, I might just learn how to play/do the DnD retro!

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@Chris Stone Hahaha I’m sure the judges will be impartial 🙂 Now I know who to go to for retro templates inspiration. I’ve never played DnD in my life but THAT one, I might just learn how to play/do the DnD retro!

I had never played DnD before either! 

I am currently working on Jumanji board game and Trivial pursuit themed retros. Bringing fun back to the workplace!

If you need inspiration, check out the whole catalog of my retros here; www.thevirtualagilecoach.co.uk/retros

All freely available. No sign ups or restrictions

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The Ramadan Retro

  • Your full name - Chris Stone 
  • Role and company - Enterprise Agile Coach - The Virtual Agile Coach
  • Miro board embedded with your template (view access) - Embedded above
  • Instructions on how to use the template - Included in the template

    - Explore as a team through some of the principles and practices of Ramadan where you could reflect as a team, build new habits together or promote greater balance. Also challenge yourselves to see how you could be greater allies to our Muslim colleagues.
     

     

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The Pride Retro

A brand new template as it’s Pride Month.

  • Your full name - Chris Stone 
  • Role and company - Enterprise Agile Coach - The Virtual Agile Coach
  • Miro board embedded with your template (view access) - Embedded above
  • Instructions on how to use the template - Included in the template

    - Explore through some of the underlying Pride themes where you could reflect as a team, the things you loved, the pride you have, as well as how you can enable each other to bring your whole selves to work.

    Also challenge yourselves to see how you could be greater allies to our LGBTQ colleagues
     

     

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An agile retrospective: Marvellous comic book edition

 

  • Your full name - Steven Sampson-Jones
  • Role and company - Agile Coach on Universal Credit, UK Government
  • Miro board embedded with your template (view access) - Embedded below, and submitted for approval to the Miroverse.
  • Instructions on how to use the template - facilitation guide is built into the template. Bonus content, my first ever YouTube video can also be seen below "walking the board".

 

'Marvel' at my hand-drawn illustrations (8.5 hours/9000 pen strokes), which I've built to replicate reading a comic book into Miro. A first of its kind, to my knowledge shared with the community. I'm sure this brings back some nostalgia for many readers, and this particular format captures my own personality traits and love for drawing, visual/remote facilitation and Agile delivery. I hope y'all enjoy using this fun template as much as I did putting this idea into motion. 

 

 

 

 

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Outstanding @Steven Sampson-Jones. Knew I could trust you to produce the goods! If only I had your drawing skills.

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These look fantastic @Steven Sampson-Jones 

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Absolutely fantastic @Steven Sampson-Jones - love it.  You make my life so much easier……...

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@Steven Sampson-Jones Love this… your drawing skills put me to shame. 

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An NBA Retrospective Session

  • Your full name - Dave Westgarth
  • Role and company - Digital PM, Civil Service
  • Miro board embedded with your template (view access) - Embedded below
    (Also has been submitted for approval via Miroverse)
  • Instructions on how to use the template - 
    Stage 1 Icebreaker - Build the best 3v3 team possible on $12 budget then try and combine individual versions into the team selection (Don’t forget to name the team!)
    Stage 2 Retro Themes - Travel around the board covering several themes and feelings to spark debate and conversation
    Stage 3 Rate the Retro - Ratings from 1 (Waste of time) up to 5 (Productive and useful session)

Hopefully one the basketball and sports fans can get their teeth into! :basketball::sunglasses::basketball:

https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_lS_iyx8=/

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@DWestgarth It’s both a ‘slam dunk’ and 3 pointer!

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Really fantastic work @Steven Sampson-Jones , Love it. Can’t wait to use it for my teams

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  • Your full name - Steven Sampson-Jones
  • Role and company - Agile Coach on Universal Credit, UK Government
  • Miro board embedded with your template (view access) - Embedded above, has been submitted for approval via Miroverse. All visuals have been drawn and produced by yours truly, or put together using Miro’s sticky-notes!
  • Instructions on how to use the template - 
    Set the stage - The (Optimus) Prime Directive - set expectations and contribute towards the psychological safety of the session.
    Icebreaker - “This or That” conversational exercise, which will help build people connections and allow participants to find their voice at the outset.
    Generate insights - Participants add suggestions, concerns and kudos through the visual prompts; Sonic - iteration/pace of delivery), Donkey Kong - overcoming hurdles, Super Mario (Powered-Up ways of working and colleagues), Crash Bandicoot - how are the team damaging themselves or their users and Cuphead/Mugman - how effectively do we work as a team?
  • Decide what to do - Affinity sort stickies into related groups and allow time for participants to use the Pac-Man (hand drawn) voting counters for them to distribute as they wish. 20-40 minute brainstorm and discuss experiments to take into the next sprint/timebox.
  • Close the show - return of time invested/fist of five, was this format/session a Hi-Score on the “Arcade Leadboard”. 1st place (1 finger - excellent) to 5th place (4 fingers and a thumb - must do better).
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An agile retrospective: Marvellous comic book edition

 

  • Your full name - Steven Sampson-Jones
  • Role and company - Agile Coach on Universal Credit, UK Government
  • Miro board embedded with your template (view access) - Embedded below, and submitted for approval to the Miroverse.
  • Instructions on how to use the template - facilitation guide is built into the template. Bonus content, my first ever YouTube video can also be seen below "walking the board".

 

'Marvel' at my hand-drawn illustrations (8.5 hours/9000 pen strokes), which I've built to replicate reading a comic book into Miro. A first of its kind, to my knowledge shared with the community. I'm sure this brings back some nostalgia for many readers, and this particular format captures my own personality traits and love for drawing, visual/remote facilitation and Agile delivery. I hope y'all enjoy using this fun template as much as I did putting this idea into motion. 

 

 

 

 

LOVE!

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