Tag: teams

Capability

Building a progression framework for a multidisciplinary organisation

A depiction of overlapping disciplines

Reading Time: 6 minutes I recently had the opportunity to work with the awesome people at Citizens Advice, guiding them in creating a capability and progression framework for the newly formed design, data and technology (DDaT) function. Being a forward-thinking organisation, they were open to trying something a bit different; this post describes the approach I used to help …

Agile and Lean, Culture

The team manual, an exercise to help build empathy in teams

Team Manual

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a recent talk that I gave at Agile testing days and Lean Agile Scotland called “Whole Team Responsibility”, I mentioned the team manual as a way of growing empathy in teams. Here is a quick write up with a little more detail and how to use it.

Agile and Lean

The team collaboration party game

Reading Time: 3 minutes I recently put a workshop together to take a new team through to help describe some important agile concepts including the benefits of working collaboratively and swarming on tasks; the value of communication; how to self-organise; how limiting work in progress achieves more value and what we mean by T-shaped teams. The workshop itself was a …

Agile and Lean, Tools

The Team Onion: A short (free) ebook

Reading Time: < 1 minute After my talk and post in May, I have now turned the Team Onion (formally the Agile Team Onion) into a free ebook. The Team Onion model is a way of helping collaboration between Agile teams and the rest of your organisation, to lead to successful delivery. It’s a short book (around 3000 words) and …