Posts Tagged: Teams

How to prepare for a daily standup

The daily standup has become a routine in the lives of many people in software development. 78% of all agile teams hold daily standups, according to the 2011 State of Agile Development Survey from VersionOne. Each day, at a specific time, teams gather

How to prepare for a daily standup

The daily standup has become a routine in the lives of many people in software development. 78% of all agile teams hold daily standups, according to the 2011 State of Agile Development Survey from VersionOne. Each day, at a specific time, teams gather

Boring retrospectives – part 6 : Storming Group Facilitation

(Tuckman’s Group Development Model) Every new team goes through a storming phase. These are times when nerves are tight and you can feel the tension in the air.  As a retrospective facilitator, it is important to recognize this and plan

Boring retrospectives – part 6 : Storming Group Facilitation

(Tuckman’s Group Development Model) Every new team goes through a storming phase. These are times when nerves are tight and you can feel the tension in the air.  As a retrospective facilitator, it is important to recognize this and plan

Hahaha, our team is great!

(image by Jitendr) I’ve always been a big fan of humour.   From subtle to absurd, I can appreciate it all.  Laughter makes life more enjoyable.  This is something I come to realize more often as I grow older. Off course

Hahaha, our team is great!

(image by Jitendr) I’ve always been a big fan of humour.   From subtle to absurd, I can appreciate it all.  Laughter makes life more enjoyable.  This is something I come to realize more often as I grow older. Off course

Agile is Bigger than us

Does this sound familiar? My team is really Agile! Great energizing statement, right?  Your team has adopted Agile, experimented and gets the ideas behind it.  They deliver value on a constant basis, with high quality and manage to stay close

Agile is Bigger than us

Does this sound familiar? My team is really Agile! Great energizing statement, right?  Your team has adopted Agile, experimented and gets the ideas behind it.  They deliver value on a constant basis, with high quality and manage to stay close

Agile Retrospectives Anti-Patterns

During our XP2011 tutorial, Pat and me facilitated a fishbowl, followed by a brainwriting exercise. Because we needed a subject we could all relate to, we decided to discuss retrospective anti-patterns during the fishbowl. I recorded each anti-pattern that was

Agile Retrospectives Anti-Patterns

During our XP2011 tutorial, Pat and me facilitated a fishbowl, followed by a brainwriting exercise. Because we needed a subject we could all relate to, we decided to discuss retrospective anti-patterns during the fishbowl. I recorded each anti-pattern that was

Trust makes us lazy

You often hear about the importance of trust in organisations.  Stepping away from a command and control management style requires you to trust your team and vice versa. BUT, trust doesn’t come for free, it has to be earned. It

Trust makes us lazy

You often hear about the importance of trust in organisations.  Stepping away from a command and control management style requires you to trust your team and vice versa. BUT, trust doesn’t come for free, it has to be earned. It

Encouraging project commitment as a department manager

If you agree that when you’re trying to successfully complete a project you need a team that is 100% committed, then you probably agree that most companies are not organized to support this. A lot of businesses today are organized

Encouraging project commitment as a department manager

If you agree that when you’re trying to successfully complete a project you need a team that is 100% committed, then you probably agree that most companies are not organized to support this. A lot of businesses today are organized