About the Book
Can you solve The Dream Team Nightmare?
Today is your first day at Love Inc. You've just been introduced to your new team as their Agile Coach. The team calls themselves The Dream Team. You are responsible for coming up with a plan to get the team back on track to achieve their project goals.
Shortly after the initial product launch, The Dream Team was set a challenge by the Management Team to try out an alternative way of working called Agile. Eighteen months on and the team is working anything but like a dream. In fact, life's become a bit of a nightmare. Morale is low. Productivity has ground to a halt. Quality has become a taboo subject.
Management believes the project has reached an impasse. They demand results and are prepared to outsource the remainder of the project. You have 5 days to figure out how to help the team move forward.
Your fate and that of your team is entirely in your hands. What choices will you make? Choose badly and you’ll come to a sticky end. Choose wisely and you and your team stand a chance of living happily ever after. What will you choose to do?
About the Author
Portia specialises in Agile adoption and organisational change as an internal consultant-coach. She's passionate about realising and increasing human potential through Systems Thinking, Real Options and team collaboration. She strives to build effective and meaningful teams by pragmatically applying Lean and Agile Values, Principles and Practices.
She's had a number of roles over the years, ranging from Java developer, to development manager, Agile consultant-coach, facilitator and playmaker.
She's the creator of Agile Fairytales, a series of learning games that help adults rediscover the lessons we learned as children but have since forgotten. She loves inventing and playing games because she believes we can all improve continuously through play to achieve our dreams.