“Three Critical Characteristics of an Agile Scrum Development Team” demonstrates that high levels of technical skill/experience, motivation and confidence are critical characteristics that allow a scrum development team to self-organize successfully and develop valuable products for customers.
I will tell the story of a small federal government pilot that used agile scrum to develop knowledge work products such as business process improvements and technical documents. The pilot reveals the importance of assembling an effective, self-organizing development team. The presentation will show you how to prevent the development of a disappointing product by assessing the presence of technical skill/experience, motivation and confidence in the development team, and taking steps to address any gaps uncovered by the assessment.
I will show an Apollo 13 movie clip that demonstrates a self-organizing team in action. A comparison between the pilot development team and the Apollo 13 team will highlight that technical skill/experience, motivation and confidence are three characteristics that allow a team to self-organize.
Agile scrum does not emphasize how to create a self-organizing team. I will provide the needed steps to assemble a development team that is highly skilled, motivated, confident and, as a result, able to self-organize effectively. You will leave the presentation with a development team assessment tool that should be used to identify a development team’s technical skill/experience, motivation, and confidence when embarking on the development of a product using agile scrum.
PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management (Ways of Working)