The Starfish

The Starfish is a picture template where each arm of the starfish represents a category for team feedback and ideas.

Best For

Encouraging change

When to Use

In the middle of a project

Wow, a retrospective with more than four categories.

This format is similar to Open the Box; it directly encourages change. However, the sliding scale of the categories encourage the team to think about making incremental changes over blunt ones. There will be a lot to talk about with five categories! Expect this retrospective to take a little more time than usual.

Plus, who doesn't love this fella? Look at his happy face.
(Note, we don't actually know the gender of this starfish - but it turns out the starfish genders can be interesting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfish#Life_cycle)

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