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  • Agility@Scale with MCIF Deployment Package Module X - <Module Name> This module takes approximately 1 hour for discussion, and an additional 1 hour for exercises.
  • Agility@Scale with MCIF Deployment Package Module X - <Module Name>
  • Agility@Scale with MCIF Deployment Package Module X - <Module Name>
  • Agility@Scale with MCIF Deployment Package Module X - <Module Name>
  • Agility@Scale with MCIF Deployment Package Module X - <Module Name>
  • RTC self organizing

    1. 1. Increasing productivity with Rational Team Concert Practice: Whole Team Exercise 1: Establish Self-Organizing Teams
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Core concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Exercises </li></ul>
    3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Learn how to answer the following questions… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I get my team discussions focused on the work, rather than on status for the sake of status? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do I understand our status at a glance without forcing my team to give me updates? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I ensure we have productive, structured meetings without spending time creating intricate agendas? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do I improve communication between my team members, and leverage our internal knowledge? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I govern the work that we do and decisions that we make without adding process and overhead? </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Concept – work item <ul><li>Work items are records that can be about anything – a defect, a task, a personal reminder – flexible, customizable – but focused on ACTION </li></ul>
    5. 5. Concept – dashboards <ul><li>Dashboards are hubs of information – crafted for a team, or for personal usage – a view into various aspects of work items and other information </li></ul>
    6. 6. Quick logistics <ul><li>Coordinate logistics and quick instructions right on the action based dashboard, reducing the number of places the team needs to look for details </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide call-in numbers, and logistics in viewlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add viewlets with instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a How To tab </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Dynamic agenda creation <ul><li>Engage the whole team in creating and driving the agenda, without any advance dedicated time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone on team create work item with agenda item </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add next_meeting tag to item (or to any existing work item) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create work item query based on team and tag </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add work item viewlet to dashboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moderate through meeting viewlet – add discussion in comments, change owner/state, and remove tag when discussion complete </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Options to divide standing items and new items </li></ul><ul><li>Use your own tagging system to set up different agenda segments </li></ul>Dynamic agenda creation
    9. 9. <ul><li>Maintain relevant and contextual discussion within work items, rather than in a notes/minutes stream and allow entire team to action and record discussion freeing the moderator to truly moderate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create actions from discussion immediately in work items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Triage/assign/add any notes/decisions to work items as discussed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add list of discussed WI and attendees in single work item, or if required, add notes to a Meeting notes tab in plans </li></ul></ul>Note-taking no more
    10. 10. <ul><li>Support the way you work in teams and in your meeting structure by developing custom status views on the dashboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create smart work item queries (by person, by project, by team, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize in tabs on dashboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display using various viewlets/reports in dashboard </li></ul></ul>Sliced and diced status
    11. 11. <ul><li>Increase productivity by reducing the time it takes to find decisions and old discussion threads, and allowing conversations to happen asynchronously rather than waiting to discuss based on a static meeting agenda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use approvals to govern work across multiple people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use smart tagging, like “decision,” to create reference queries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve dialogs and archiving by using commenting for discussion/updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search to recall discussion/decisions </li></ul></ul>Knowledge management
    12. 12. Exercises <ul><li>Create a meeting query </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Meetings tab on dashboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add HTML viewlet for logistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a work item viewlet for agenda </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Determine archival method (iteration plan notes, or dated list of WIs) </li></ul><ul><li>Organize status queries </li></ul><ul><li>Determine any knowledge management conventions </li></ul><ul><li>Finalize dashboard design </li></ul>

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