Listen in to this Agile Uprising podcast on Dynamic Reteaming with guest Heidi Helfand, Director where we challenge the notion that we need to keep our software develop teams “the same” in order to be successful.
Teams often experience a breakdown in communication. Sometimes it will be around requirements, or expectations, or priorities. Other elements that contribute to difficulties in collaboration and delivery of value include component silos, and specialization. All of the above can be particularly pronounced with virtual teams.
What makes your teammates lose sleep at night? The best way to find out is simple, but not always easy: ask them!
When surveyed, 80% of software developers reported they believed their skills were above average. Overestimating one’s desirable qualities relative to other people, is known as the Illusory Superiority Bias, aka the Lake Wobegon effect, one of many cognitive biases.
Quick question: Got any really difficult people (perhaps a “brilliant asshole”) that you work with on a regular basis? Yeah, I thought so. Next question: Do you ever stop to thank them? Yeah, I thought so. Guess what, those Bengali tea boys/girls are a gift. They are not only helping …