The term ‘Self-Organising Team’ has been around for a while. Nonetheless, organisations are still setup with hierarchy meaning that usually someone is in place to provide direction in some form.
But how best can they serve the teams they are leading?
A technique based on a military metaphor; battle mapping helps visualise the environment you find yourself in. Understand and clarify the different allegiances between stakeholders and other interest parties and plan your next action.
The Battle map is ever-changing. As you interact and make advancements, the landscape can easily change. While the battle may last for months, the map will allow you to find strategic points where focusing effort on improving and strengthening a relationship could be decisive in helping achieve the objective.
The ups and downs of life can often feel life a melodrama. The events that happen to us often may feel beyond our control, as though we’re trapped in someone else’s script. Or, we can feel frustrated at having to support others and give advice when they “should know better”.
When we play events back to ourselves they can sometimes resemble a TV or movie plot more than real life. Why is this? How does this help or hinder us?
For the past 20 years, the Agile community has been trying to improve the world of work. While we can argue that we have succeeded in introducing new ways of working, we often still use the old language. For example, we talk about product/sprint backlogs and ceremonies, and “…doing twice the work in half the time”. It is disheartening but hardly surprising then to hear the people we are supporting on their change journey say that things largely remain the same as before.
The Daily Scrum is an important inspect and adapt point within the Scrum Framework. What is it we are inspecting and adapting and what is important about this Scrum Event? Watch our Scrum Fundamentals video to find out more.
There are many myths about Agile and Scrum, you may have heard some of them, yet there are some which may be less obvious. In this interview Eben Halford explores some of those myths with Certified Scrum Trainer Tom Reynolds. Watch this video to hear about some of those myths and perhaps there are more that you can add.
Do you know that there is a right and a wrong way to peel post-it notes, and even using the right type of pen helps when you come to read them, if you use post it notes to make things visible to othes, especially in a team setting then watch this video for some great tips.