A group of people are developing a product in their organization. They realise that the customers that will use the product may change their minds about what is required. The customers may even change their requirements several times. The development team accept that the end product is difficult to grasp and define. They decide to use Scrum to help them deliver quickly and to be able to respond quickly to changing requirements. They self-organize the development team, boost collaboration in the team and hold daily face-to-face communication meetings.

Through our work at Å we meet many teams using Scrum for product development. We deliver workshops and coaching to help Scrum teams succeed. Find balance between structure and flexibility. Better communication with traditional waterfall project management methods. 

 Scrum links and resources:

Diagram showing the Scrum process


Video Intro to Scrum

Scrum Guide English Audio Book

5 Dysfuctions of a Team: (According to Lencione)

1: Absence of Trust
The fear of being vulnerable with team members prevents the building of trust within the team.

2: Fear of Conflict
The desire to preserve artificial harmony stifles the occurrence of productive, ideological conflict.

3: Lack of Commitment
The lack of clarity or buy-in prevents team members from making decisions they will stick to.

4: Avoidance of Accountability
The need to avoid interpersonal discomfort prevents team members from holding one another accountable for their behaviors and performance.

5: Inattention to Results
The pursuit of individual goals and personal status erodes the focus on collective success.

10 habits of an Agile Self-Organizing Team

  • Ownership: Don’t wait for their leader to assign work, start owning your work.
  • Motivation: Know your WHY and like what you do.
  • Teamwork: Help each other and share skills.
  • Coaching: Get skills to shine.
  • Trust and respect: Trust the team to help each other resolve issues.
  • Commitment: Fully committed to getting work 100% done.
  • Collaboration: Ask Questions to the Product Owner.
  • Competency: Keep increasing this to build more trust.
  • Improvements: Keep innovating!
  • Continuity: Keep teams stable.

  • Agile/Scrum workshopAt the end of today you will have:
    • Learned about the 5 main dysfunctions of teams and how to fix them (Based on work from Patrick Lencioni)
    • The Ideal Team Player – How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues  (Humble, Hunger, Smart)(Based on work from Patrick Lencioni)
    • Learned more about Agile and Scrum
    • Access to Scrum Guide and other Scrum reading
    • Check if you’re ready to take Scrum Master certification (Kahoot)
    • Experienced working in Agile and Scrum environment (but with very short sprints)

Read the 3 essential values to the Ideal Team Player.