Agile Teams from Forming to Performing

Agile Teams from Forming to Performing

Techniques for transforming teams into high-performing sustainable Agile teams

About the Book

During the last five years, I’ve been working with different teams trying different techniques for transforming them into high-performing sustainable agile teams.

Through curiosity I've observed how people behave when working together, what motivates greatness, and makes people feel awesome by performing better than what’s expected. I've also faced failure and learned a lot from it, and I can tell you that I've experienced how an ‘Agile’ team can build amazing products and services when proper tools are available, trust has been established, everyone has clear and shared understanding about what needs to be done and the right people are selected to help the organization with creating magic. 

This book contains a set of techniques to help you with transforming teams into high-performing sustainable agile teams by walking you through the world of team transformation looking at it from Jesus’s perspective. It was written mainly to share what I’ve learned when working with teams, the challenges that I’ve faced and how I’ve got through it; all this while using the theory of group development proposed by Bruce Tuckman: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing, as a framework.

About the Author

Jesus Mendez
Jesus Mendez

Jesus is passionate about helping people with finding ways to reach their highest potential by offering the gift of coaching. A Continuous Improvement agent, who has spent the past seven (7) years observing, trying and experimenting with software development/IT Operations and non IT teams, several tools, games, activities and processes to help them and their organizations to walk through the stages of the group development theory proposed by Bruce W. Tuckman.

Table of Contents

About the Book

Forming

  • Challenges
  • Techniques for planning and communicating the change
  • Techniques for establishing the relationship of trust
    • Approaching the leadership team
    • Approaching the development team
    • Creating a safe environment
  • Techniques for helping the team when doing
Reducing ambiguity within the team Product Planning Iteration Planning Daily Sync Iteration Review Iteration Retrospectives. Enforcing the team’s self-organization Increasing engagement and motivation Maintaining on-going collaboration with The Team Line Managers Facing team changes Vacations People leaving People joining the team Reporting and tracking team progress Product/ Service Project The Team
  • Techniques for helping the team when moving to the next stage “Storming”

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Bibliography

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