Team Working Agreements Scrum

I`ve heard many complaints about inerperformance, missed deadlines, or unsustained goals from tech team leaders and managers who have tried to apply a cookie cutter approach to new agile teams. It`s not working. There`s nothing more frustrating, especially for a project manager, than decoupling team members in an important meeting. While you`re thrilled to have made everyone appear, you face a new struggle to grab the attention of attendees who are glued to their devices or doing work that has nothing to do with the goals of the meeting. It was a regular event in a team I was leading, and something had to be done. Keyword our “no distractions” clause. This identifies meetings as non-phone zones and states that laptops should be shut down unless the work done relates directly to this meeting. This story of self-discovery traced the journey of a team of geographically dispersed and culturally different people…