How does teamwork work?Kathy Berkidge
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We all know the real secret to successful agile projects, right? It’s the team and team work. More and more importance is placed on the need for teams to collaborate to deliver successful business outcomes. Teams that work effectively together are the key to providing real value to project stakeholders and end customers alike. Close collaboration is required to ensure everyone understands what is (or is not) valuable, as well as recognise what is needed from each individual to contribute to achieving the desired goal.
But how does teamwork work? What do we need to be an effective team member? How do we really collaborate with our teams? Collaboration is much more than just communication. So what is the key to true collaboration? What skills do we need to collaborate successfully? It’s the agile mindset that enables teams to truly adopt the agile values and principles to reap real benefits, not simply do the agile practises and ceremonies. What do we need to do to truly embody the agile way of thinking?
Awareness, or more precisely, mindfulness. Mindfulness is the key ingredient that enables true collaboration, starting with the traits we need at an individual level that lead to more effective interactions at a team level. After all, the first key value from the agile manifesto is, “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools”. This session will discuss how mindfulness is the secret ingredient that enables people to genuinely embody the agile mindset, and collaborate well.
Mindfulness is the quality or state of being conscience or aware. In teams, and in particularly in agile teams, mindfulness is a basic necessity to enable us to be truly collaborative. It enables us to truly be alert to what is happening with our work, with our team, with our customers and stakeholders and the organisation. Just like a drop of water falling into a still pond, mindfulness begins within each of us, and radiates out to affect the team, our stakeholders, as well as the entire project community and the whole organisation.