Building awesome teams using the Team Collaboration Canvas
What’s the secret to successful agile initiatives? Teamwork and effective collaboration, of course.
It’s important to set up teams for success as well as implement continuous improvement processes to ensure antipatterns and difficulties are addressed. Team chartering and retrospectives are commonly used for exactly that. However, some team charters are nothing more than a series of dot points containing generic ideas or vague statements. Learnings from retrospectives can be easily lost or forgotten. And how the team integrates with the outside world is often overlooked.
The Team Collaboration Canvas is a new tool specifically designed to help teams to create a shared vision, confirm working agreements, and support continuous improvement. It provides a simple method for teams to capture and confirm their ways of working along with team goals, ways to improve, and importantly, the context around their work environment including how they collaborate with customers and the broader organisation. This session will explore the Team Collaboration Canvas and how to use it to build awesome agile teams.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
This session will explore teamwork and introduce the participants to The Team Collaboration Canvas. The Canvas is a new tool I developed and used when I was coaching a new dev team recently. It helps teams to capture and agree on how they work – both as a team, as well as with the broader stakeholder community. I will discuss basic teamwork principles, provide an overview of team chartering, as well as discuss continuous improvement and setting team goals. There will be a practical exercise to allow the participants to learn how to use the Team Collaboration Canvas. I will provide handouts of the canvas template along with notes on how to use it.
- Understand the importance of team chartering and creating working agreements.
- Use the Team Collaboration Canvas to build successful teams and implement continuous improvement.
- Understand the context surrounding teams and how the team integrates with the greater stakeholder community.
- Implement practical techniques to create effective team collaboration.
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