Evaluate a project in regard to the team’s experiences, successes and mistakes. This helps to clarify the potential of the next project.
Ask each participant to choose four picture cards, representing the experiences of the most recent – or an imminent – project:
• A picture card symbolising the most important experiences
• A picture card that serves as a reminder of an important success
• A picture card depicting what the team has learnt from a previous mistake
• A picture card representing a positive and surprising realisation from the project
Have each participant explain why they have chosen these particular picture cards.
Place all the picture cards on the table once again. Have each participant choose two or three new picture cards, symbolising their hopes for the project/year/period. This may be picture cards symbolising individual dreams, what they believe the team can achieve together, or the potential they hope to see unfold in the coming project/year/period.
Each participant presents and elaborates on their chosen picture cards.
All participants take photographs of the cards representing the future with their mobile phones, so that they can come back to them later and evaluate whether or not their expectations have been met.
The exercise can also be used for matching expectations in connection with a school trip. feature week, project week etc.