Ten MistakesTeam Leads Make        Roy Osherove         5Whys.com  Twitter: @RoyOsherove                          http://5...
Interesting Questions•   Why can’t I convince my team to do TDD?•   Why can’t we get over “putting fires” all the time?•   ...
November Course:   Elastic Leadership• Register at LondonLeader.eventbrite.com• Software team leader skills to succeed in ...
Book:Notes To a Software   Team Leader                http://5whys.com
#1Don’t Recognize Team      Maturity                http://5whys.com
Maturity Levels• Chaos• Learning• Self-Leading
#2Fear of Delegation                http://5whys.com
What are you going to    do about it?                 http://5whys.com
#3Fear Of Engagement               http://5whys.com
Placating            http://5whys.com
Being Irrelevant               http://5whys.com
BeingSuper-Reasonable              http://5whys.com
Blaming          http://5whys.com
• Malice: “He’s doing this to me on purpose”• Stupid: • “I wonder if you really understand how    much this is important” ...
#8Ignoring Behavior     Forces                    http://5whys.com
•   Personal                    Motivation                    Ability•   Social                    Motivation             ...
#9Fear of Assertiveness                 http://5whys.com
#10  Help SpreadNon-Commitment            http://5whys.com
We need..      I could..Why doesn’t someone..                 http://5whys.com
I will.. by..                http://5whys.com
Mistakes•   Recognize team maturity   •   Fear of engagement•   Delegation                    •   placating•   Behavior fo...
November Course:   Elastic Leadership• Register at LondonLeader.eventbrite.com• Software team leader skills to succeed in ...
Thank You + Q + A!•   Contact:    •   Email: Roy@osherove.com    •   Twitter: @RoyOsherove    •   http://5whys.com•   Book...
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  • 10 mistakes software team leaders make

    1. 1. Ten MistakesTeam Leads Make Roy Osherove 5Whys.com Twitter: @RoyOsherove http://5whys.com
    2. 2. Interesting Questions• Why can’t I convince my team to do TDD?• Why can’t we get over “putting fires” all the time?• What am I supposed to do as a lead exactly?• Why can’t I seem to hire all those people I read about in agile books?• What am I supposed to do with that bad apple in the team?• Am I going to lose my friends?• Why doesn’t anyone teach this stuff?
    3. 3. November Course: Elastic Leadership• Register at LondonLeader.eventbrite.com• Software team leader skills to succeed in an agile world• (Also in non agile world)• find out more at 5whys.com
    4. 4. Book:Notes To a Software Team Leader http://5whys.com
    5. 5. #1Don’t Recognize Team Maturity http://5whys.com
    6. 6. Maturity Levels• Chaos• Learning• Self-Leading
    7. 7. #2Fear of Delegation http://5whys.com
    8. 8. What are you going to do about it? http://5whys.com
    9. 9. #3Fear Of Engagement http://5whys.com
    10. 10. Placating http://5whys.com
    11. 11. Being Irrelevant http://5whys.com
    12. 12. BeingSuper-Reasonable http://5whys.com
    13. 13. Blaming http://5whys.com
    14. 14. • Malice: “He’s doing this to me on purpose”• Stupid: • “I wonder if you really understand how much this is important” • “He’s lazy” • “He can’t seem to learn this stuff”
    15. 15. #8Ignoring Behavior Forces http://5whys.com
    16. 16. • Personal Motivation Ability• Social Motivation Ability• Environmental Motivation Ability
    17. 17. #9Fear of Assertiveness http://5whys.com
    18. 18. #10 Help SpreadNon-Commitment http://5whys.com
    19. 19. We need.. I could..Why doesn’t someone.. http://5whys.com
    20. 20. I will.. by.. http://5whys.com
    21. 21. Mistakes• Recognize team maturity • Fear of engagement• Delegation • placating• Behavior forces • blaming• Assertiveness • irrelevant• Non Commitment • super-reasonable
    22. 22. November Course: Elastic Leadership• Register at LondonLeader.eventbrite.com• Software team leader skills to succeed in an agile world• (Also in non agile world)• find out more at 5whys.com
    23. 23. Thank You + Q + A!• Contact: • Email: Roy@osherove.com • Twitter: @RoyOsherove • http://5whys.com• Books: • Gerald M. Weinberg - Managing Teams Congruently • Johanna Rothman - Behind Closed Doors • Influencer - The power to change anything

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