Teamwork - making your dream team come true (agile iowa 10.16)

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Published on November 3, 2016

Author: RonLichty

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1. Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True Ron Lichty | Ron Lichty Consulting Ron@RonLichty.com | www.ronlichty.com

2. Ron Lichty, Managing Software People & Teams SOFTWEST (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 2

3. Coauthor, Study of Product Team Performance http://www.ronlichty.com/study.html 3(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

4. Addison Wesley: http://www.ManagingTheUnmanageable.net (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 4

5. Rules of Thumb / Nuggets of Wisdom* * 300 in the book / more at http://managingtheunmanageable.net/morerulesofthumb.html 5(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

6. Rules of Thumb / Nuggets of Wisdom* • Measure twice, cut once. • Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. • Brooks’s Law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. --Fred Brooks • I don’t care how good a team is today; if they aren’t better a year from now, they’re not agile. --Mike Cohn * 300 in the book / more: http://managingtheunmanageable.net/morerulesofthumb.html (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 6

7. Agenda • Teams – and dream teams • Agile Practices – and agile values • Doing Agile – and being agile • Fostering Greatness – Practice Greatness (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 7

8. Teams By Pictofigo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commonsense, This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Free to share and remix/adapt. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pictofigo-Scrum. (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 8

9. • Think about… The best team you’ve been on? The most high performance team? Brainstorm: What were the… • characteristics • relationships • qualities • ways of being . . . that made it stand out? Teams (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 9

10. “It isn’t teamwork that is difficult. “It’s initiating teamwork in a world of business [inside hierarchy] that is antagonistic toward teamwork.” --Christopher Avery, Teamwork Is an Individual Skill Teams (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 10

11. Agile (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 11

12. Agile Practices Deliver Value (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 12 By Michaelblinkpipe (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AAn_Abcam_stand_up_meeting_using_BlinkPipe_video_conferencing..png

13. Agile Practices Deliver Value • Planning Daily • Planning Weekly (or biweekly or…) • Planning Publicly • Ordering Work Based on Customer Value • Together defining “Done” • Delivering Frequently • Sharing how we’re doing • Reflecting on how to do better(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 13

14. Agile Practices Deliver Value • Standups – Standups matter: – Effective, Daily Standups --2015 Study of Product Team Performance (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 14

15. Agile Practices Deliver Value • Definitions of Done – Definitions of Done matter: – Created within the team --2016 Study of Product Team Performance (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 15

16. Agile Practices Deliver Value (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 16

17. Voting Machines Deliver Value, too 17(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True By Seattle Municipal Archives from Seattle, WA (Voting machine, 1971) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

18. Voting Machines Deliver Value, too • But voting machines don’t make us a democracy (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 18

19. Voting Machines Deliver Value, too • But voting machines don’t make us a democracy • Democracy emanates from – Values – Principles (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 19

20. Similarly… Agile Practices Don’t Make Us Agile Agile Practices Don’t Deliver Great Teams (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 20

21. Agile Values Inspire Great Teams (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 21

22. Agile Values Inspire Great Teams • Build projects around motivated individuals • Trust… to get the job done • Face-to-face conversation • Self-organizing teams • The team reflects, …tunes, …adjusts -- http://agilemanifesto.org/ (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 22

23. Self-Organizing Teams • If our self-organizing team were an acting troupe, … What kind of acting do we do? (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 23

24. Self-Organizing Teams • If our self-organizing team were an acting troupe, … What kind of acting do we do? • If our self-organizing team were a music group, … What kind of music do we perform? (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 24

25. Self-Organizing Teams • If our self-organizing team were an acting troupe, … What kind of acting do we do? • If our self-organizing team were a music combo, … What kind of music do we perform? • Who is the leader? (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 25

26. Best Teams • A relationship? between – Shared Leadership (Agile Values) – Best Team characteristics (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 26

27. Shared Leadership  Best Teams? • Build projects around motivated individuals • Trust… to get the job done • Face-to-face conversation • Self-organizing teams • The team reflects, …tunes, …adjusts -- http://agilemanifesto.org/ (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 27

28. Projects Not Suitable for Agile? (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 28

29. Projects Not Suitable for Agile? • Micromanagement (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 29

30. Projects Not Suitable for Agile? • Micromanagement disrupts Agile • Micromanagement prevents Best Teams • Micromanagement prevents Learning • Micromanaged teams become order-takers (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 30

31. Projects Not Suitable for Agile? • Micromanagement disrupts Agile • Micromanagement prevents Best Teams • Micromanagement prevents Learning • Micromanaged teams become order-takers • Agile calls for everyone on the team to step up • Micromanagement causes everyone to step back (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 31

32. • Managers of teams • Project managers • Program managers • Scrum masters • Product managers? • Product owners? Shared Leadership… and Managers (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 32

33. • What do all those managers have in common? Shared Leadership… and Managers (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 33

34. • Traditionally, managers: – run things – give direction – tell people what to do – like being the center of attention Shared Leadership… and Managers (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 34

35. “If you’re the ScrumMaster and everyone is looking at you, you’re doing it wrong.” --Marilson Campos Shared Leadership… and Managers (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 35

36. Managers and Agile • “A common misconception is that because of this reliance on self-organizing teams, there is little or no role for leaders of agile teams. Nothing could be further from the truth.” --Mike Cohn, Succeeding with Agile 36(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

37. --Agile Learning Labs, Laura Powers 37(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

38. Agile: “Servant Leaders” (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 38

39. Managers and Agile • Fostering an Agile Culture • Modeling, Defending, Evangelizing Agile Values • Empowering Self-Organization & Excellence 39(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

40. Managers and Agile • Fostering an Agile Culture • Modeling, Defending, Evangelizing Agile Values • Empowering Self-Organization & Excellence • Removing Impediments 40(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

41. Managers and Agile • Fostering an Agile Culture • Modeling, Defending, Evangelizing Agile Values • Empowering Self-Organization & Excellence • Removing Impediments • Counseling, Coaching and Mentoring • Scaling Scrum • Hiring and Firing 41(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

42. Managers and Agile • Fostering an Agile Culture • Modeling, Defending, Evangelizing Agile Values • Empowering Self-Organization & Excellence • Removing Impediments 42(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

43. Creating an Agile Culture • TheoryY:“enabling”,“empowering”,“developmental",“continuousimprovement”->ServantLeadership McGregor's X-Y Theory 43(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams , http://www.ManagingTheUnmanageable.net

44. Managers and Agile • Creating an Agile Culture Lean-Agile management is the art of leading people, not managing them... Leading people involves creating the correct environment, focusing them on the right things, and trusting them to do their work... In Lean-Agile, the manager has two primary responsibilities: • setting the outcomes or goals expected of the team; • assisting the doers in creating a better process and workspace to get their jobs done... --Alan Shalloway, Net Objectives 44(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

45. Leaders and Agile • Rules of Thumb Management sets the boundaries of what needs to be done and says to the team, I trust you to figure out how to get it done. (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 45

46. Empowerment Trust but verify. (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 46

47. Empowerment 47 Trust but verify. -RONALD REAGAN (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

48. Empowerment 48 Trust but verify. -RONALD REAGAN quoting VLADIMIR LENIN (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

49. – imperative not to micromanage – the essence of delegation – setting expected outcomes for teams Empowerment 49 Trust but verify. -RONALD REAGAN quoting VLADIMIR LENIN (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

50. Empowerment 50 Trust but verify. -RONALD REAGAN quoting VLADIMIR LENIN I inspect what I expect. - ALAN LEFKOF, Netopia CEO, quoting LOU GERSTNER (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

51. Creating an Agile Culture • Establishing Culture 51 http://www.ManagingTheUnmanageable.net (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

52. Managers and Agile • Empowering Self-Organization & Excellence When teams self-organize there's still plenty for managers to do... a managers job is to engineer the organization so that teams can do their best work. --Esther Derby, co-founder, Scrum Alliance 52(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

53. Managers and Agile • Removing Distractions and Impediments Be a damper to the noise. --Joe Kleinschmidt, CTO John Evans, Winchester, Hants, United Kingdom, www.thetippingpoint.co.uk 53(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

54. Managers and Agile • Model, Defend, Evangelize Agile Values “Managers are still needed. Not so much for their planning and controlling ability, but for the important job of interfacing on the team’s behalf with the rest of the organization.” --Diana Larsen, co-author, Agile Retrospectives 54(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

55. Communicating • Create a culture of communication – at every level – with everyone • up, down, within and across • “We have two ears and one mouth. Use them in this ratio.” — Kimberly Wiefling (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 55

56. Communication 56 You cannot overcommunicate. -RON LICHTY (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

57. Virtual Teams • There is never enough communication • Commitment to communicate • No substitute for face-to-face meetings 57 The more distance between teammates, the more you have to formalize communication and make it explicit. -TED YOUNG, Development Manager & Agile Coach, Guidewire (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

58. How Do We Foster Dream Teams? • Foster shared leadership & an Agile Culture • Model, Defend, Evangelize Agile Values • Trust Our People • Shield Teams from Politics & Distraction • Remove Impediments • Empower Self-Organization & Excellence • Create a Culture of Communication (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 58

59. Ron Lichty Consulting • Mentoring, coaching, training, consulting: – http://ronlichty.com, Ron@RonLichty.com • The book: Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools & Insights for Managing Software People & Teams – http://ManagingTheUnmanageable.net <-----tools, excerpts, more rules of thumb • The study: The Study of Product Team Performance – http://ronlichty.com/study.html • Training: The Agile Manager Managing Software People and Teams Zero to Agile in Three Days 59(c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True

60. (c) Ron Lichty: Teamwork: Making Your Dream Team Come True 60

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