Team Daily Stand Up – What Does Great Look Like?

Don’t let the simplicity of the daily stand up agenda – “Yesterday, today, in my way” – fool you into thinking that it is easy to master. Behind this elegant minimalism you’ll discover fine grained coordination, emergent discovery, accountability, and the heartbeat for an entire team. Know what a good stand up looks like …

Unapologetic Accountability: Effective Teamwork and Collaboration

I don’t recall exactly where I read this: Teamwork is a worthy goal. And there is no disputing that it is uniquely powerful – enabling groups of people to achieve more collectively than they could have ever imagined doing apart. However, the demands of real teamwork cannot be underestimated. On high performance …

Delegation Matrix for High Performance Teams

High Performance Defined From Wikipedia: A high-performance team (HPT) can be defined as a group of people with specific roles and complementary talents and skills, aligned with and committed to a common purpose, who consistently show high levels of collaboration and innovation, that produce superior results. Characteristics of an HPT …

Synchronous Communication Sessions (aka Meetings)

Is “Meeting” Really a Dirty Word? Somewhere along the line “meetings” became a dirty word. Scheduled meetings were so much the norm in many of our days that work felt like something we tried to “squeeze in between meetings.” At the morning stand-up oft’ was heard… “Yesterday I was in meetings all day, I didn’t …

Introverts and Extroverts: Letting them both shine

I heard a good joke not too long ago: How do you tell the difference between introverted and extroverted engineers? The extroverts stare at YOUR shoes! Joking aside, we all work with both introverts and extroverts in our organizations and on our development teams. Creating an environment that helps both types shine …

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