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Todd's Tech Bite #4 Small Teams

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The fourth interview by Todd Ruopp discussing agile methods with John Goodpasture. In this interview, the topic of small teams is discussed.

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Todd's Tech Bite #4 Small Teams

  1. 1. # Agile Methods 4 Recruit Small Teams © 2009 – 2010 UNLEASHING PERFORMANCE, INC.™ ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  2. 2. Your Host Todd W. Ruopp A speaker, facilitator and coach who promotes understanding and integrated teamwork Co-founder & President of Unleashing Performance, Inc.™ Todd empowers professionals to develop the knowledge & ability to drive personal, professional and organizational growth. www.unleashingperformance.com
  3. 3. Today’s Guest John Goodpasture, PMP Program manager, system engineer, author and coach Managing Principal of Square Peg Consulting, LLC John specializes in applying technology across a broad spectrum to achieve business goals. www.sqpegconsulting.com Author of Quantitative Methods in Project Management (2003)
  4. 4. John’s new book • Agile in the enterprise • Multiple methodologies thoroughly explained • From business case to benefit capture PUBLISHED BY J. ROSS PUBLISHING
  5. 5. 1 Inspiring Leadership & Flexible Management The customer’s value proposition drives decision making in short agile cycles that produce incremental results 2 Deliver Best Value Deliver the most bang for the buck as measured by the customer 3 Deliver Frequently & Incrementally Respect the urgency and importance conveyed by the customer 4 Recruit Small Teams Recruit 6 to 12 self-managed, performance-oriented team members 5 Coach for Success Focus on outcomes not activities, remove barriers to success and communicate to sponsors and beneficiaries
  6. 6. Recruit Small Teams Recruit 6 to 12 self-managed, performance-oriented team members 4
  7. 7. Teams are performance units Internally cohesive Multidiscipline Collaborative
  8. 8. Performance unit benchmarks Throughput - measures getting things into production Throughput - enables planning predictably
  9. 9. Why teams work Compelling mission that attracts commitment & accountability Safe environment where everyone can speak
  10. 10. Why teams work Collaborative work ethic Free communication that builds trust
  11. 11. Trust is essential No trust exists among strangers Virtual teams members must get acquainted or “bond” Stephen Covey said, “Build on trust from your initial deposit in the relationship bank account” Tip: you can’t fax a handshake!
  12. 12. Small team? One team or more? What really works?
  13. 13. The ideal team 6-8 people Multidiscipline Collocated, not virtual Internally redundant
  14. 14. Commitment to team success Personal commitment to collective success Personal success ONLY if team success!
  15. 15. More scope? Team 1 Team 2 END Team 3 Adding teams is often better than making small teams larger Add a steering committee when using multiple teams Stress everyone communicate!
  16. 16. Virtual teams Distance, time, and culture are going in obstacles Good communication should not be on the problem list
  17. 17. Teamwork is a featured chapter
  18. 18. Amazon.com Barnesandnoble.com Borders.com PMI.org Send John questions at info@sqpegconsulting.com PUBLISHED BY J. ROSS PUBLISHING
  19. 19. Your Host Today’s Guest Todd W. Ruopp John Goodpasture, PMP Unleashing Performance, Inc. Square Peg Consulting, LLC
  20. 20. © 2009 – 2010 UNLEASHING PERFORMANCE, INC.™ ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  21. 21. A Production of
  22. 22. A Production of Unleashing Performance, Inc. ™ Helping people close the gap between performance and potential™
  23. 23. A Production of Unleashing Performance, Inc. ™ Helping people close the gap between performance and potential™ 407.401.3938 www.UnleashingPerformance.com

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