If you are in transition to an Agile environment, I offer a handful of indispensable tools for dealing with such troublesome issues such as Self-Managing Teams and Gold-Owner questions
Ever since the dawn of our species, we’ve told stories.
We’ve sung them, told them around campfires, painted them on cave walls, drew them on clay pots and canvases, woven them in tapestries and carved them into stone. Eventually we wrote them down.
Today, we share stories via sticky notes, podcasts, town halls, planning meetings and daily scrums.
Feedback – it’s the breakfast (lunch and dinner) of champions, yet it’s not always easy to successfully deliver (or hear) constructive feedback. So instead of a praise sandwich, try a feedback wrap!
I serve in many roles: father, brother, life-partner, uncle, employee, team member, subordinate, peer, manager. Depending on the situation (and my level of awareness, which by the way always needs a bit of fine-tuning…) I move in and out of many stances: facilitator, coach, mentor, student. Historically, I’ve relished the …
Try this experiment: Give your teams time and space to play.
That’s it. Don’t expect something shippable. Don’t plan to judge their output on the basis of business value. There will be no “right or wrong.” There will be no award for “the best idea.”