Enhancing Agile Team Dynamics with tweaks in our day to day tasks
Agile Teams are known to focus on customer satisfaction. However, the agile principles go beyond software development. It’s a mindset for people who need a management approach that builds consensus quickly in a fast-paced environment. The biggest challenge today in software development is not technology. What actually still stumps us is the people factor. Software Engineering has tried-and-true answers for most of what enterprise systems need. How to enable several engineers working together to achieve effectiveness is still an open question. Attempts at answering it pop up every day from different schools of thought. The more we try, the more we realize a fundamental truth: people teams are complex.
The Project Management discipline has discussed the subject of team building almost to exhaustion. Organizations are hungry for a checklist they can apply to make people work better together. The truth is that experience shows you can't actually build a team. Building implies you can make a big effort to create a stable foundation that stays up indefinitely. A more appropriate term for teams would be to grow, meaning to cultivate.
When I look back at how I have managed to cope up with all those challenges in my early career days, I realized a few things and activities have certainly helped me do so.
In this talk, I will be discussing a few practices that can be included in our day to day activities that would help to grow the team dynamics.
Outline/structure of the Session
Why Team dynamics are of major concern
Common challenges in the teams
How to overcome those challenges
Question & Answers
1. Certain activities that can be included in the team to help improve communication and collaboration
2. Practices that helps team bonding
3. Understanding of how to be empathetic to the team members
All roles in an agile team. Especially helpful for Tech Leads and Project Managers