Forming Agile Teams Challenges

In by chuzzete

These is a list of the typical challenges I have found on the field, when forming agile teams:

  • Lack of clarity about :
    • The problem we are trying to solve.
    • The reasons behind the change and why now.
    • The product/service we are trying to build.
    • What’s agile all about and how it is going to be used at the given context.
    • The skills needed to form a high performing team.
    • The way people are going to react to this change of paradigm.
  • Pressure about:
    • Getting better results aka value faster.
    • Keeping people happy and motivated.
    • The team’s capacity to adopt the new mindset and practices.
    • Who we are, as a person and as a change agent.
  • Uncertainty about:
    • What is going to happen and by when
    • The way things are going to happen.
    • The change itself.
    • The final result.
    • Our capacity to deal with it.

A couple of reminders for you:

  • Your super powers must be used to show the team what the path to sustainable high-performance looks likes.
  • Your senses will be put up to test. Please be kind with yourself, trust your instincts and listen to your heart.
  • Everything is going to be fine!