Take flight – Figjam template
I designed and published a Figjam template for project Kick-offs and Retrospectives that will take your team to new heights!Add block
This was a personal project that was inspired by boring retrospectives where nobody had anything to say even though there are definitely things that should be said.
Digital Product Designer
- Process Innovation and method design
2 months // 2021
Plane and simple the most fun way to track your project
Kick-offs and Retrospectives should not be a chore. They’re there to help you along the project to improve and reflect. Retros specifically can be too open and broad, so we forget to topics that need addressing. With this template, you will be able to see patterns through being reminded what you have noted down in the beginning. The team will be more aligned about the project – the positives and potential troubles. This leads to more successful projects or averted crashes!
Long flight short:
- More fun
- More specific
- More patterns
- More flexible
- Lots of flight metaphors
During a long project with many sprints, I noticed we were skipping retrospectives frequently. “Do we need the retro?” “Nooo”. So I wondered why that is, partly because of a high pressure project, but also partly because we had no markers. We had thinking fatigue, in a very complex project there was a lot happening in 2 week sprints, and it is hard to think of all the things you thought to bring up right there and then.
That is why I decided to make a template where each retro is connected to the one previously and also asked specific questions so you get reminded of possible thoughts you do have!
I thought about how being on a project is a bit like being on a trip. There are things you do at the beginning, during and end. That is when the airplane reference popped into my head. Maybe I could map airplane things to project things? And yes I could and I could not stop!
Then I thought about the layout, which references take off and landing, and you can add as many in air sections as you need, the longer the project, the more of them.
Tada! Have a look around yourself and please, leave me feedback and try it out yourself. It is evolving lots all the time and I use it in my projects. This was the first (but not last) time I designed a method for bettering ways of working.