Agile teams.collaboration.charter

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What's New About Agile Teams? They work collaboratively. In this talk, I added a small piece about chartering.

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Agile teams.collaboration.charter

  1. 1. Agile Teams and Collaboration: What’s New About Agile? Johanna Rothman New: Hiring Geeks That Fit @johannarothman www.jrothman.com jr@jrothman.com 781-641-4046
  2. 2. Johanna’s General Agile Picture 2 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  3. 3. Agile Teams Contain all the roles required 5-7 people is the sweet spot Delivers value every iteration 3 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  4. 4. Who Are These Teams? 4 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  5. 5. How Teams Work Working agreements “How we do things here” What “done” means to us What our values are Social contract among members of the team Behaviors, not practices 5 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  6. 6. Areas for Discussion for Team Working Agreements Values: Sustainable pace We have core hours and we respect them Working agreements What done means Timebox everything Respect the timebox Ground rules: One person talking Group norms: How we treat meeting times 6 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  7. 7. Team Chartering Project charters for the project Vision: brief and compelling: Where are we headed? Release criteria: What does done mean for the project? 7 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  8. 8. How Many Of You Have a Project Vision? Vision: Who is the project for? What is the result of the project work? 2-4 sentences We’ll work together and debrief 8 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  9. 9. Who Here Has Release Criteria? The vital few criteria by which we will judge the done-ness of the project Balance scorecard We’ll work together and debrief 9 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  10. 10. Teams Mature over Time Two significant models of teams to know about: Tuckman Hackman 10 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  11. 11. Tuckman’s Model Forming Storming Norming Performing 11 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  12. 12. Keep Teams Together Once the Project is Complete Agile team members learn how to collaborate with each other. That learning is expensive. Don’t waste the investment. Flow work through the teams 12 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  13. 13. The Journey to Self-Organizing Who is Responsible for Manager led teams Self-directed Self-managing teams teams Self-governing teams Set overall direction Manager Manager Manager Team Design the team and its organizational context Manager Manager Team Team Monitor and manage work process & progress Manager Team, with the exception of hiring/firing Team Team Execute team task Team Team Team Team Adapted from Hackman’s Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances, Harvard Business Press 13 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  14. 14. Hackman Teams evolve from manager-led to selforganizing teams Very few teams start as selfmanaging teams 14 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  15. 15. No Multitasking in Agile People work on one project at a time People work on one feature at at time People work on one task at a time 15 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  16. 16. Approaches to Manage Interruptions or High Priority Requests Leave room in the iteration; don’t fill up on features Urgent queue 16 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  17. 17. High Emphasis on Collaboration Team works together Swarming: everyone works together to move one feature forward to done 17 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  18. 18. High Emphasis on Facilitation We facilitate each other’s work with feedback and coaching, meta-feedback and meta-coaching Not a manager’s job 18 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  19. 19. Feedback and Meta-Feedback Not evaluation or praise; feedback When you use a peer-to-peer feedback approach: Create an opening Describe behavior or results State the impact Make a request 19 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  20. 20. Coaching and Meta-Coaching Coaching is much more than teaching Offering options with support Example: Rule of Three 20 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  21. 21. Many Ideas About How to Scale Agile Scrum-of-Scrums SAFe My ideas: Small world networks Choose what fits your context 21 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  22. 22. Inspect & Adapt with Retrospectives Periodically review the team’s process At the end of an iteration At the end of a significant deliverable Often! 22 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  23. 23. Re-evaluate the Projects Periodically 23 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  24. 24. Distributed vs Co-located Want co-located crossfunctional teams Can manage with distributed crossfunctional teams Be wary of trying to do agile with anything else 24 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  25. 25. Johanna’s General Agile Picture 25 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  26. 26. What questions do you have? or, What challenges do you see where you work? 26 © 2013 Johanna Rothman
  27. 27. Let’s Stay in Touch... Pragmatic Manager: www.jrothman.com/pragmaticmanager Please link with me on LinkedIn 27 © 2013 Johanna Rothman

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