If I share my story, I hope it will inspire others to realize that the process of creating work agreements has uncovered opportunities for collaboration and guidance that have helped a distributed team deliver better value. Please note that if I cannot disclose the name of the company, I can only report that it is a financial services company based in Texas. The names of all parties have been changed to protect privacy. The team members determine the working arrangements themselves. The ScrumMaster may have to play the role of facilitating the meeting that is held to conclude labour agreements, but it is the team that decides the agreements. The team also reviews them regularly during retrospective meetings. After the brainstorming session, ScrumMaster informs the team that they should choose the top five ideas as voting-based work agreements. It is a good idea to give three or five votes to each member of the team and ask them to vote for the agreements they consider essential. Team members work together to generate ideas for effective behaviour at work, then select five to seven chords to lead interactions or team processes. Thanks, I intend to use this as a policy to facilitate a charter team workshop/working agreement with my Scrum teams. I like the fact that the expense is fuelled exclusively by positive behaviour and strengthening collaboration. The team establishes all individual agreements in the employment contract and places them on the team wall.
In the months that followed, team members began to get used to the idea of reminding their colleagues of behaviours that did not comply with the agreement. All the sprint pairs ask Steve in a retrospective: “Is this still our employment contract? Is there anything you want to change? The list will be expanded when team members find more areas where they will see benefits. After six months, they are much better able to deal with tense problems within the team, or when the external pressure on them increases. Now that the team felt better familiar with each other, they were more able to communicate and exchange ideas to improve. Over the next iteration, more and more barriers arose as confidence improved. The team met several times to propose improvements. At that time, everyone was getting used to working together, and we were all thrilled because we felt like it was an opportunity for the team to reinvent itself. We now had to discuss how to change our work and communication styles, meeting schedules, etc., to accommodate most, if not all, of our teams. The idea of using scrum values to facilitate the idea has become our main concern.
The team felt that the inclusion of Scrum`s values would help them perform. I didn`t want to contradict that! We have ensured that we use focus, openness, respect, courage and commitment as thinkers to move forward with all subsequent meetings. All sprints should update the labour agreement, often through a retrospective review and a question such as: “Are these still our work agreements? What do we want to update? What are the areas that require new agreements? In the next retrospective, I decided to test the water first. I talked about how I met my wife and played our wedding dance video (which proved to be a great success for the Indian teams). Then the SM shared family photos and talked about each of his children and their interests. The PO opened its move from Seattle and the stress that had caused, especially with the packaging and removal of a huge house. One after the other, the team opened up, and when I looked around, people started to intimidate each other and spread their hearts. Some stories made teams sad, some stories made teams happy, but all shared something nearby, and they were expensive, and emotions grew.
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