Mountain Hiking

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Situation: Similar to a situation of mountain climbing, there are hurdles and risks that may slow us down and enablers that help the team move up towards the sprint goal.

Length of time:

60 min

Short Description:

The team discuss the previous period since the last retrospective whilst collectively wearing one of De Bono’s ”hats” at any time. The hats relate to particular ways of thinking and force the group to collectively think and discuus in a particular way. The facilitator documents any output on a whiteboard. The ouput from the last hat (Red) is converted into actions.


Markers, flip charts, post-it notes etc.

Innovation Games:=

Visual Metaphor:



Madhavi Ledalla: