Working Agreements Activity

por lucasvictor

20 de abril de 2022

What else needs to be said? It is important to remain silent for a few moments at this point. Some of the most important and controversial aspects are only said when the group creates a space for them to stand up. Ask the participants if they all agree on the points of the work agreement or if something needs to be changed? You can choose different moderation options here, e.B. thumb vote, fist of five, one round of voting, etc. It is crucial at this stage that everyone is on board before moving on to the next step. Work modalities are often used in the context of agility, but can be used by any team. Through the work agreement process, teams are made more aware of the interaction between individuals. Communication: “If Kate works from home, call her on her phone – don`t email. Teamwork agreements are designed to describe how team members work together to create a positive and productive process. The only way to do this is for each team member to add their two cents to create these strategies.

The opinions of all members are important, and inclusivity is the glue that holds the agreement together. Ask the team to prioritize values. You can use the “must have” and “nice to have” labels. For each “must,” ask people what behaviors present or break that value. Moderate this discussion to reach agreement on your team`s shared values or working arrangements. When you`re done, check out the full list and ask the team again if they agree. When you get approval, set the list to a visible place in the team area. Working conditions have quickly become an essential part of modern and successful teams. You may have heard the term, especially when new teams are forming, but is it worth discussing with your own team? Tell participants that the group will do an exercise on team agreements and explain what they are (if the team doesn`t know them). Explain that it`s important to have team agreements for a new team that`s starting today or already running so they can focus on improving performance. You can adapt according to the goal you want the group to have. When I talk about productivity, I see a tendency to focus on details in a less positive way.

You may hear apologies for low scores like, “It wasn`t our fault. The requirements were not clear; “We have bad equipment; “John broke the main runway and didn`t fix it for three days because he was on sick leave. “There is no work for my area of experience, so I work slowly. I learned that every team has its own state and way of working. I used to assume that a state of productivity and positivity was everyone`s goal. That`s not true. I met teams that defined the desired states in fields A and B. After a few sprints in this state, they finally made the decision to move forward. They must either change their behavior (e.B. they may have taken shortcuts due to time pressure) or change the work arrangement (e.B. they have realized that some of the rules they have set are no longer applicable). Instead, in order to be a proactive and self-organized team, you should talk about these issues and use the agreement as an action plan to overcome them.

If your team has been working together for some time, you`ve identified some of the main issues or concerns that your agreement needs to address. Next, ask participants to make a deal that will lead to successful team collaboration, using their considerations as a guide. Have all your ideas added to the digital document or whiteboard in the brainstorming area. Ann: Yes, we delivered more stories in this iteration, but our unit test coverage dropped and we didn`t create any automated functional tests for any of the stories. We are increasing our technical debt in this area and I fear that we will soon be paying it. We only focus on one aspect and forget the others, and that is not what we promised in our working arrangements. This Agreement shall not terminate at the end of the meeting. As a manager, it`s your job to monitor and lead the team, and if the team decides to break the deal, remind them of the work arrangement they`ve set for themselves. Agile planning is an ongoing activity that requires multiple meetings ±. These meetings provide insight into the progress of a project and take into account the different levels of complexity required to complete an iteration.

Finally, review and iterate about the effectiveness of your work arrangements to make your team`s ideas worse. I have just been promoted to Administration Team Leader. My supervisor asked me to create a first working agreement layout. I found bob Fischer`s exercise on team agreements interesting. Here it is, converted and adapted to a simpler and more exploitable “guide” format. It`s easy to embark on projects with new teams, but work arrangements create the kind of solid foundation needed for high-performing collaboration, especially between people with different backgrounds, assumptions, and experiences. On another team, someone said, “It was scary. I have already worked in a team in field A. I hated work. We never talked to each other. Management lobbied for results. We were not responsible for working as a team, but as a group of individuals.

I never shared my ideas because someone else could steal them. If I ever return to this state, I will stop immediately. In this case, sharing fear and frustration helped purify the air. Caution! When I set the scene, I asked people if they had worked in teams occupying zone A, B, C or D, and I ended up with retrospectives of all past and neighboring projects. It takes great moderation skills to get back on track and talk about the current project. Otherwise, it risks killing the retrospective. A significant number of you have chosen responsibility as a strong asset that we can build on. They also chose proactivity as an area of development, and decision-making as something we have mixed feelings about. Over the past five months, we`ve worked together, we`ve reached a number of informal agreements that shape our current behavior – why not make it explicit so that future members of our team can better understand how we work? To keep the discussion on track, use moderation techniques like Fist of Five to reach consensus on all work arrangements. .