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
Commitment is a huge concept in agile. So many teams are so used to treating commitments as if they are really the ‘good ole’ college try’ and can you blame them? When a couple smart guys get into a room and come up with some Ludacris plan and sign the whole team up for it … Continue reading What is Commitment?
Recently I was coaching an Agile Release Train where they were struggling with the concept of a Product Owner. The teams were organized with a Scrum Master and a Product Owner each. This organization’s product management team was very resource constrained so one technique employed was the use of “Product Owner Proxies”. Product Owner Proxies … Continue reading Checkbox Scrum Roles
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
So in Part I, we started the conversation about taking a siloed team each with its own individual objectives and forming a single team out of it. We overcame some key hurdles such as overcoming latency in hardware fabrication and high levels of specialization within the team and think we have a plan that will … Continue reading Conversations about Forming an Agile Team: Part II
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