An Agile Team’s Progression Through the Stages of Team Development

I read an old colleague’s article about ‘Adaptive Leadership’. I really enjoyed it. He posted it on LinkedIn. Go check it out, it’s a good read. It’s his fifth article on there and I hope to see more. In it, Brian discussed and explained the different leadership styles used during different team development stages (you … Continue reading An Agile Team’s Progression Through the Stages of Team Development

Conversations about Forming an Agile Team: Part III

In Part II, we discussed how we measure people impacts the dynamic of the team. We channeled some W. Edwards Deming and recognized the fact that we need to establish measurements that optimize the whole and discourage individual success at the expense of the success of the entire team. The idea sounds great in principle … Continue reading Conversations about Forming an Agile Team: Part III

Conversations about Forming an Agile Team: Part I

I had a really interesting conversation with a customer in Shanghai. In terms of taking on an agile transformation, let’s just say that they’re on the edge. They know what they are doing now isn’t making them competitive in the marketplace but they are concerned. They’re concerned about how things will change. Will they be … Continue reading Conversations about Forming an Agile Team: Part I