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  • Creating Great Agile Teams Mário André Araújo mario.araujo@outsystems.com
  • The Dysfunctional Team Game
  • What makes a great agile team? • Co-location • Engaged Customers • Accountable and Empowered members • Cross-functional
  • And… • Transparency • Trust Image source: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/
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  • Image source: Wikipedia
  • Team Evolution • Stage 1: the typical hierarchical structure • Stage 2: the leader is a team coordinator/coach • Stage 3: members coached to take on more leadership tasks • Stage 4: the team assumes most of the duties previously reserved for the group manager • Stage 5: The group manager is a resource for the team Source: http://www.saferpak.com/teamwork_articles/ensuring_success.pdf Zawacki, R. A. and C. A. Norman. "Successful Self-Directed Teams and Planned Change: A Lot in Common." OD Practitioner
  • Wanted Agile Team • Look for generalists* • Comfortable working with ambiguity* • Get an Agile Coach • Give constant feedback • The rule of 5 • Run individual and group retrospectives * In Agile Samurai
  • Ajax Java XP .NET Writing User Stories SQL Scrum Master Product Owner Ruby OutSystems Test Driven Development
  • 1. Novice 2. Advanced Beginner 3. Competent 4. Proficient 5. Expert
  • 1. Novice • Context free rules • Instant gratification • Can’t overcome obstacles Pictures from http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/4789176/j0430685-main_Full.jpg
  • 2. Advanced Beginner • Can break the rules • Need information quickly • Still can’t overcome obstacles
  • 3. Competent • Can troubleshoot • Solve problems • Trouble keeping focus
  • 4. Proficient • Self-improve • Can learn with maxims • Get frustrated with over simplified info
  • Expert • A lot of experience • Uses intuition • Trouble articulating experience
  • Thank you! mario.araujo@outsystems.com twitter.com/maaraujo