Is your team running so smoothly that it hums? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Ron Lichty, discuss what makes high-performance teams versus what makes low-performance teams. Most teams already know which category they fall into, but the solution to a low-performing team isn’t always clear. Drawing on 20 years of Agile experience, Ron narrows down the three root causes of low-performing teams as well as solutions that managers can implement to improve them.
Learning what makes software development teams hum (1:40)
What prevents a team from humming (3:31)
Building effective stand-ups (10:32)
Do Accomplish (15:43)
The high value of predictability (19:28)
Implement the “fist-to-five” to your stand-up (23:50)
How to observe psychological safety (29:28)
Misunderstanding so-called “introverts” (31:31)
Planning is every team member’s job (36:58)
Providing value for stakeholders is an infinite game, not a finite one (38:44)
Finite and Infinite Games, James P. Carse
Managing the Unmanageable, 2nd Edition, Ron Lichty
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