In this blog post, Lisa Crispin describes how a team at Energized Work put in practice the Agile principle of collaboration.
This video looks at the team dynamics in agile, applied particularly to projects that involve creating software. You will learn about the stages of team formation and the impact on the team’s velocity and the quality of the code the team produces in each stage. The video explores what happens when the team members work well together as well as when they don’t. It presents how to keep improving the collaboration between team members. http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/agile-scrum/successful-agile-teams
On agile teams, conflict is constant and welcomed as a catapult to higher performance. It is about people working together in a context of constant collaboration and change. This video discuss how can teams chart a course through conflict and turn it into a force for greatness.
Everyone has heard about the benefits of a strong Agile team. They are focussed, extremely productive and self-managing. Why is it so hard to make your agile team gain these same benefits?
They say there are three important characteristics of real estate: location, location and location. The same is true for scrum teams. Where scrum team’s members are located has a profound effect upon success and productivity. Agile advocates recommend collocation of a software development team and proximity to the customer.
The Core Protocols are our ‘best practices’ for people, teams of people and organizations that want to get great results – all the time. They are ‘Core’ because they are foundational – they can be used by all teams, anywhere, even if you already have organizational patterns and best practices of your own. They are ‘Protocols’ because they name and prescribe ways that people can interact (behavior), predictably, like the ‘protocols’ followed in diplomacy.
One of the cornerstones of Scrum is the self-organizing team: one able to make decisions in relation to the target to which it has committed. “Coaching Scrum Teams” addresses how to form groups of individualists into cohesive teams, where the members support each other and make use of each other’s strengths.