Storming Agile Teams (Personal License)


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Storming Agile Teams

Techniques for helping Agile Teams navigate through the Storm and get Norming ready

About the Book

This workbook contains a set of tools and techniques to help Scrum Masters, Facilitators, Agile Coaches and Agile Practitioners when Storming teams. It has been created mainly to share the artifacts and techniques that I’ve developed from what I’ve learned, the challenges that I’ve faced and how I’ve got through it when helping teams navigathe through the Storming phase of their journey; I hope you get inspired to create your own version of these tools and I wish the techniques that I’m sharing here would bring new perspectives to your journey.

Wishing you all the best


About the Author

Jesús E. Méndez A.
Jesús E. Méndez A.

Soy Licenciado en Computación, egresado de la Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV-2001), con una especialización en Gerencia de Tecnologías y Telecomunicaciones (UNIMET-2006), especialista en infrastructuras de Tecnología de Información, coach en gestión de proyectos de tecnología de la información, especializado en cuadros agiles y optimización de procesos Lean. Descubrí la panadería durante la pandemia en 2021 y se quedó sembrada en mi corazón para siempre.

Mi primera hogaza de pan en casa la hice en Agosto del 2016, luego de hacer un curso de panadería en La Guilde Culinaire, que me regaló mi esposa para festejar nuestros 13 años de matrimonio.  A partir de ese momento, comenzó mi pasión por el pan. Comencé a leer sobre panadería, a preparar otros tipos de panes utilizando el libro de recetas de pan de Don Armando Scannone y el libro de panes del Cordón Bleu.  Al inicio de la pandemia por el COVID-19, exactamente a finales del mes de marzo del 2020, el Grupo Académico Panadero y Pastelero de Venezuela (GAPP) abrió inscripciones para su curso de panadería en línea y gracias a mi esposa me inscribí. Me gradué de maestro panadero en noviembre del 2021 de la GAPP Venezuela y comencé a compartir mis creaciones a través de mi cuenta instagram @1painalafois. Durante ese período conocí a Alexander, mi socio, amigo, profesor, mentor, con quien rápidamente hice clic. Fue tan fuerte el zing, que en abril del 2022 inspirados por la idea de producir un mapa de panes venezolanos, comenzamos este hermoso proyecto panadero que dió origen a nuestra página web y ahora, a este nuestro primer libro de Panes Venezolanos. 

Table of Contents

Storming Agile Teams

  • About the workbook
  • Introduction
  • Bruce Wayne Tuckman’s Theory of group development.

But, how have we got here?

Is these enough to tell that a team has entered the Storming phase?

  • Challenges on this stage

Why is so important to help a team to move out of this stage?

How would this workbook help you with it?

  • Our role in this stage of the team’s journey

Techniques & Storming Stories

  • Recognizing a team in the Storming phase
  • Change takes time

0. Connecting with the team (the beginnings)

  • Building a path of T.R.U.S.T

1. Iteration Planning

1.1 Collaboration agreements

2. Daily Sync

2.1 Make issues visible to the whole team

2.2 Communication styles

2.2 Active listening

3. Helping the team to focus during the iteration

3.1 Clarifying Roles, Power and Structure

3.2 Conflict Management & Resolution

4. Product Backlog Refinement 

4.1 Advanced facilitation techniques

4.2 Sharing responsibility

5. Iteration Review

5.1 Sharing responsibility

5.2 Reaching common goals

6. Iteration Retrospective (Tools and Exercises)

6.1 Building Trust

6.2 Expectations & More

6.3 Intrinsic motivators

6.4 Problem solving for Agile teams

6.5 It’s ok to be vulnerable

7. Outside the iteration

7.1 Role modeling

7.2 Inspiring dysfunctional behavior change

7.3 Uncovering hidden issues through observation and crucial conversations


  • Moving to the Norming Stage
  • Glossary
  • Table of figures
  • References
  • About the Author
  • Stay in touch
  • What’s next

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