Agile Team Health & Morale Checks

A lot of companies experiment with ways of measuring and visualizing how their teams are doing (KPI’s; ROV’s, NPS, etc.,) looking for areas where there are opportunities for improvement. The general idea being ya can’t improve what ya don’t measure. And without some sort of systemic approach with clear visualization – things …

Helping Team Members Stretch Their Communication Muscles: Kantor Four Player Model

It takes many different mindsets and behaviors to make a team hum. I am appreciating a view of collaborative behaviors developed by David Kantor (as part of his work on Structural Dynamics), and am finding it useful as a way to hold up a mirror to a team that is interested in understanding and improving their communication. 

Understanding Agile Team Metrics: Measure Many Things

Hawthorn, Goodhart and Friedman Walk Into an Agile Team Room – What Happens Next Will Amaze You… Velocity is one of the most commonly used agile team metrics. Teams (and their stakeholders) often focus on “improving velocity” without either a proper consideration for root causes that impact velocity or a …