This is the first of a two sessions that I facilitated at Agile Coach Camp. A small group of agile coaches, including Ron Jefferies came together on Saturday to consider the question “What makes agile teams succeed (or Fail)?” Using the Group Wisdom Without Groupthink process, we generated, discussed, and ranked about a dozen ideas.
Compared to previous groups that I have facilitated this type of session for, there was more discussion around each of the suggestions. The names we chose to represent the ideas, which are listed below, each stand for a richer idea that the group developed.
Here are the top-ranked ideas that the group generated:
Have motivated people
Manage by (carefully chosen) objectives
Disciplined use of best practices
Don’t time slice your people
Don’t automate process until they are well understood
Don’t have multiple product owners with overlapping authority
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