Every transformational leader would prefer a team Nagarro that is engaged, motivated, and contribute directly towards achieving the organizational goals. Here are the 10 key factors which really worked for me in building high performing agile teams.
1. Communicate the big picture
A team works better when it knows how the assigned task is aligned with the organizational strategy and when it contributes towards the external business goals. Picking up user stories from the backlog without analyzing how it adds to the organization’s vision and goals is not effective. It creates neither a culture of creativity nor an environment which promotes challenging things constructively, what is being done and how it’s being done.
Successful organizations invest adequate time in communicating a common understanding of overall business objective throughout the organization. The departments and teams are given the freedom to define their goals in alignment with the organization’s objectives. When the team defines goals for itself, there is a greater connect and hence a far greater chance of your team meeting those goals.
2. Constant team composition
Very often, teams are formed by grouping available people towards a project objective. When the project completes, the team members are released for other business initiatives. In a new team, it takes time to establish positive team dynamics like, Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing; and for individuals in the team to understand strength of the other team members and their different ways of working. It also takes time to understand how an individual’s skills complement the skills of another in the team. With time, the team bonding, dynamics, and the ways of working get better. People are more productive when they enjoy working with their peers. If a team composition changes, the teams start all over again.
If your environment allows it, you may want to try the concept of allowing people to choose/form their own agile teams: “self-organizing teams.” This is a significant, but one-time disruption which give