Herding Pigs

Tactics for managing self organizing teams

Key principles for managing people to maximize productivity

Leverage the best engineering practices and tools for both team and management effectiveness

Takeaways

Self-organizing teams need some leadership to stay focused on the proper objectives

Effective coaching facilitates the team coming together with self-organization

Boundaries focus the context of self-organization

Use subtle control and influence

Empower the team

Value individuals and interactions

Respect people

Focus team on deadlines

Leverage the best engineering practices and tools for both team and management effectiveness

Self-organizing teams need some leadership to stay focused on the proper objectives

Motivation comes from the work itself and can be continually re-energizing. That’s what self-organizing teams are all about.

A productive, healthy work context is essential to keeping your teams working at full potential.

Motivators

Job satisfaction factors

Achievement

Recognition

Work itself

Responsibility

Advancement

Management of Motivators

Is hygiene getting in the way?

Technical competence OK?

Are we using people’s capabilities?

All attitudes are proper attitudes

Which behavior is being reinforced and how?

How to Tell if Scrum Smells

Loss of Rhythm

Talking Chickens

Missing Pigs

Failing Backlog Management

Persistent Signatures

ScrumMaster Assigns Work

The Daily Scrum is For the ScrumMaster

Specialized Job Roles

Testers will not integrate with Team

Reluctance to estimate Backlog Items

Is It Really Done?

Nothing Ever Changes Around Here

No One Wants to Attend Retrospectives

Executive Pressure

Missing Sprint Commitment

Not Acting Like a Team

No Engineering Practices

Gorilla in the Room

Technical Debt

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