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Making Team Working Work - Agile by Example 2017 - Ben Linders


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People like working in teams. That is, if there’s a good environment and culture where people can actually work together and feel valued. Then you can have great teams.

Creating the right conditions and environment that enables people to work together in teams can be hard work. But it’s important, as collaboration and teamwork are essential to make agile work to deliver value.

This talk shows how you can self-assess how your team is performing and provide you with ideas to improve collaboration and teamwork to increase the agility of your team.

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Making Team Working Work - Agile by Example 2017 - Ben Linders

  1. 1. - @BenLinders 1 Ben Linders Consulting Making Team Working Work Warsaw, October 10, 2017 Ben Linders Consulting
  2. 2. - @BenLinders 2 Ben Linders Consulting Purpose
  3. 3. - @BenLinders 3 Ben Linders Consulting Autonomy
  4. 4. - @BenLinders 4 Ben Linders Consulting Safety
  5. 5. - @BenLinders 5 Ben Linders Consulting Teamworking Purpose Safety Autonomy
  6. 6. - @BenLinders 6 Ben Linders Consulting Becoming Agile is a Journey • Self-assess • Experiment • Learn & adapt 70++ Tools & Checklist Assessing Agility Self-assessments
  7. 7. - @BenLinders 7 Ben Linders Consulting Assessing Teams Do: • Teams own assessments – provide the means • Assess frequently • Celebrate successes Don’t: • Compare teams • Use levels as a goal • Aim for compliance
  8. 8. - @BenLinders 8 Ben Linders Consulting Organizing for Teamwork Establish Stable Teams Enable Diversity Design for Improvement
  9. 9. - @BenLinders 9 Ben Linders Consulting Creating a Teamwork Culture Guide Self-organization Stimulate Collaboration Foster Modern Leadership Be an Example
  10. 10. - @BenLinders 10 Ben Linders Consulting Recommended books
  11. 11. - @BenLinders 11 Ben Linders Consulting Questions ??????Questions ?????? Ben Linders Independent Consultant Agile, Lean, Quality & Continuous Improvement @BenLinders
  12. 12. - @BenLinders 12 Ben Linders Consulting Background Information
  13. 13. - @BenLinders 13 Ben Linders Consulting Trainer / Coach / Adviser / Author / Speaker Agile, Lean, Quality & Continuous improvement Freelance Editor for Ben Linders Books: Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives What Drives Quality Continuous Improvement Games: Agile Self-assessment Game
  14. 14. - @BenLinders 14 Ben Linders Consulting Assessing your Agility Over 70 tools: • Self-Assessment checklists • Readyness checks • Maturity assessments • Agile health checks • Measurements • And much more! Agile Self-Assessments
  15. 15. - @BenLinders 15 Ben Linders Consulting Retrospectives Book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives By Luis Gonçalves & Ben Linders Special Agile Cambridge: Spice up Agile Retrospectives – with a Discount! • 25% off with coupon “agilecam” at • 25% off on Leanpub at
  16. 16. - @BenLinders 16 Ben Linders Consulting Continuous Improvement Become aware of importance of continuous improvement, Explore how it’s engrained in agile software development Suggestions that you can use in your daily work to improve continuously Increase your organization's agility! “Continuous Improvement is the act of continuously doing whatever helps to become better and thus more valuable”
  17. 17. - @BenLinders 17 Ben Linders Consulting Getting More out of Agile & Lean Practices for teams and stakeholders to develop the right products, deliver faster, increase quality, and create happy high performing teams. Full Day Workshop: Deploying practices effectively Improve Collaboration Tips & Trick for Agile & Lean Improve Continuously Increase your organization's agility!