It’s good practice for companies to try to keep the number of official job roles to a minimum. It saves on administration and prevents people from boxing themselves in their role. In this exercise, we’ll flip this concept and see, if everyone can get a very specific or even unique job title.
This is best suited as an icebreaker for a retrospective.
Timing: 5-10 minutes
Pens, one blank index card per participant, a container
This a good way to look back at the past sprint / iteration. It also sets a more relaxed, maybe even playful, mood at the beginning of the retrospective. Team members acknowledge each other’s input as they guess each participants job title. Additionally, team members who may be disgruntled by the work they needed to do recently have a way to voice it.