What was I thinking when I wrote this post?
Today we had our second sprint planning with my new team working all remotely from home and after seen what happened in the past days, I thought that it would be a great idea to use the beginning of the meeting to introduce the team to a different way of work were we would be able to manage priorities using classes of services, be able to limit work in progress by setting Work in Progress Limits and deal with the changing context with are living in at the moment.
I still have a lot to learn
Even if I had shared the idea with one of the most influential members of the teams and he thought it was great to propose it to the team, and that 89% of the team agreed with the purpose of the proposal and were willing to give it a try, we still had one team member confused and feeling frustrated about the timing we chose to present this new way of work to the team. I am grateful, because I have the opportunity to work with great people who are willing to move forward and offer me feedback to see the impact of my actions, so thank you Eric Bornais for being that person and JAB for trusting me on proposing new ideas to help the team be at its highest potential.
That has made me wonder:
- How many times have I pushed an idea through without considering the whole context of the situation?
- How many times your good intentions are not enough when it refers to change?
- How many times have I created frustration on others because I believe what I am doing is the right thing to do?
What if …..
- I slow doing today to go better and faster tomorrow?
- I spend time overseeing carefully the amount of changes are currently open? What would change and how much would I be able to add?
My invitation is for you to create hypothesis and build experiments that would keep you learning
I have still a lot to learn and I feel gratetful for that, so now that you know a little bit more about myself, I invite you to take a moment to look around, staying curious, being brave, spreading love to reflect about the following questions:
- How do you keep learning everyday?
- How do you know the impact of your good intentions on others?
- What habit do you need to adapt to keep you learning?
- What would it be like your next hypothesis and its attached experiment?
Stay at home, keep yourself safe, and remember that:
We are incredibly better together, today more than ever!