The Agile transition is challenging, especially since workers can be notoriously resistant to change. A study by the American Psychological Association found that change at work was associated with higher levels of stress, distrust, and turnover. In a Deloitte study, between 60–70% of major change efforts fail because team members resent the idea of making a big change.
Memes can also be used as an effective icebreaker – the "meme of the sprint", if you will.
Each team member contributes a meme summarizing how the Sprint went. It’s a fun icebreaker that gets everyone thinking; it doesn’t necessarily need to be retrospective/Agile related, just a meme that made you laugh recently.
So, if you're wondering how to help your team embrace Agile values with open arms, Agile memes are a great place to start with a laugh.
☝ Update: We have just released a new agile meme maker tool that will help you create your own memes.
Start vs. Finish
Estimates are not deadlines
Thanos was right?
Dev Team + QA = ❤️
Change my mind
Back in the old days
Backlog grooming 101
500 days of backlog
Before and after agile transformation
We all love it
JASON or JSON
Ban the Kanban
Hard knock life
Sprint planning vs. Sprint review
Retrospective north of the wall
Don't forget to update the task status
Daily standup love
Start of project vs. end of project
You should take it offline
Scrum Master life
The truth is out there
Retrospective meeting workout meme
Waiting for the next standup
Tech debt vs. new feature
Jira related memes
We couldn't end this list without sharing a few Jira related memes. It is not necessary to be an Atlassian expert to relate.
No tasks assigned in JIRA
The right JIRA status
Yoda the scrum master
Darth Vadar the project owner
Do not reassign this JIRA issue
Is COVID-19 a JIRA ticket?
Using agile related memes during a retrospective meeting can be a great way to lighten the mood and relieve tension in the room. It can also help team members to bond and collaborate better during the meeting. GoRetro is an excellent tool that can significantly enhance the efficiency of sprint retrospectives by simplifying and streamlining the entire process.
By providing a collaborative platform for teams to work on multiple projects using various boards, GoRetro can make scrum meetings more productive and collaborative. Creating boards is easy with this tool, and teams can quickly add comments, sort and filter cards and comments to facilitate team discussions.
Additionally, GoRetro includes a voting mechanism that helps with decision making and identifying action items. With all these features, GoRetro is an ideal solution for teams looking to make their retrospective meetings more effective and efficient.
For More Fun
> Read our article about sprint names or check out our new tool for generating fun sprint names
> Choose the best / cool / most funny / whatever-you-can-think-of team name
> Break the ice on your next team meeting using our icebreaker questions generator