team building

What Does Every Agile Development Team Want?

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Win! Duh, Winning! Okay, I know that is so 2011. But it is only human nature to want to not be put in a losing position, in fact we talk a lot about winning. We are naturally competitive, some folks more so than others — you know who you are. This may be an evolutionary

Loving Me Some RSA Animate – Motivation

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A large part of agile and making it really work is the people.  In fact, the organization can only support and foster the right mind-set through the behaviors of the leaders and the “walk-the-talk” mantra.  Ultimately the success of agile and the organization are the people associated with it. Thus, bringing me to the viral

Where’s the Incompetence?

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Scrum is no silver bullet, and that it does not bring out excellence, but exposes incompetence. — Ken Schwaber So this is a great quote and it really resonates with any organization that is implementing scrum.  What you will inevitably find while implementing scrum is that certain team members and more importantly team functions and

Self-Organizing and Strengths Finder

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Team Work

A key part of any good team, especially an agile team, is teamwork and more importantly a team of hardworking individuals that both care about their teammates and they understand the strengths of their fellow teammates.  In the sporting world you will often hear of situations where one player will attempt to play outside his

Five Ways to Establish Trust

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Originally published on May 16, 2010, this post goes into the simple idea of establishing trust. Trust is critical to the success of any product delivery team. Once you have it, you'll have a happy, successful workforce.