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Schlagwort: Teams

Welche Rollen gehören in ein agiles Team?

Viele Unternehmen stellen sich bei einer agilen Einführung anfänglich die Frage, welche im medizintechnischen Umfeld vorhandenen Rollen gehören denn eigentlich in ein agiles Team? Liest man nicht immer wieder, dass in einem Scrum-Team jeder alles können muss und dass es keine Spezialisten mehr geben darf? Diese Interpretation ist natürlich völliger Unsinn und geht ganz klar an unseren Realitäten in der Medizintechnik vorbei. Wir müssen bei der Fragestellung zwei Aspekte unterscheiden: die fachliche, also medizinische Expertise und die technische, also die umsetzende Expertise. Natürlich würde unser Team auf einem idealen Planeten… Read more Welche Rollen gehören in ein agiles Team?

Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The definitive must-read for everyone having anything to do with teams! Author: Patrick Lencioni Title: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Rating: highest recommendation! Have you ever wondered why weekly team meetings become meaningless rituals without any results? Have you ever had the feeling that important topics were not discussed and severe conflicts not surfaced? This book offers a very simple model of five dysfunctions of a team. The model explains typical anti-patterns of behavior you can recognize in many teams: Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Lack of Commitment Avoidance… Read more Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Let the Team play Product Owner

Today I made a nice but rare experience: team A could play Product Owner for team B. Team A is settled since several iterations and is working on a new product. Team B is only a few days old and is going to build an internal, technical product to emulate the behavior of depending external hardware. As the developers and testers of team A are going to be the real users of team B’s product it was obvious to do a short user story workshop with them. So I gathered… Read more Let the Team play Product Owner

The Untrained Team

„Patience. Discipline.“ Undead NPC, Undercity, WoW Successfully getting to Agile requires two important abilities — patience and discipline: Patience of the ScrumMaster to let the team self-organize and learn to improve. This may sound contrary to the drive-driven personality a ScrumMaster must have. But it is important for every driver to power up an engine and just let it run on its own from time to time. Discipline of the team to stay focused at self-organizing and improving. This may sound contrary to the good mood Scrum creates. But discipline is needed both on a personal… Read more The Untrained Team

Generalize Your Specialized Generalists

The software developers in a well-known Scrum team have undergone a transition from generalists to specialists in former times. They have been responsible for no specific parts of the software system. Every developer was assigned to the next high priority tasks regardless of knowledge and experience. Combined with classical waterfall project management, solo programming, missing code reviews, and missing unit testing, the resulting quality of the system was extremely low. There was a vast lack of knowledge of the old legacy code the team was working with. To compensate that knowledge… Read more Generalize Your Specialized Generalists