If Scrum isn’t going that well, and you’re hitting problems and challenges in your organizational environment, the good news is you’re normal. It’s very common for teams to have significant challenges getting started with Scrum and other frameworks, because it involves a shift in mindset.Read More
Psychological safety is the single most important part of creating a high-performance team or organization. When you have high psychological safety, you have the foundation for high performance. If you do not have psychological safety in your team and your organization, it’s virtually impossible to get high-performance levels.Read More
Why do people talk about roles and responsibilities, and why should we care? Everyone wants to know what to do and who to go to for help. People want to be successful, but in order to achieve success they need to feel confident in their roles and responsibilities.Read More
(Title was: Stop Using Agile as a Whip and Shield)
I hate “Agile” Initiatives because of the damage they usually cause. The problem is that when people start thinking that “Agile” is the goal they start to weaponize “Agile” and use it as a Whip or a Shield.
Lyssa Adkins ran a very practical session at DeepAgile that shared several tools for team formation or for tuning up existing teams. She often uses these right at the project start since team members may know very little about one another – even if they have been working together for years. Here is a run-through of three of the exercises.Read More