How to help disorganized people self organize

Convener: Bill Ambrosini
Participants: There were 6, didn’t write down their names ???
Discussion: & reccomendations:
Examples
  • Architect level person starting on taks not in the sprint or related to any committed stories

Strategies to help
  • Micro manage the person when they are off track
  • If it’s outside of the sprint the team member has to ask permission
  • Make it a topic in the retro
  • Post it’s for personal tasks
  • Keeping email box clean, what’s in there requires action
  • Ask them if they might want to try personal kan ban, look up link to this
  • During sprint planning stress taking on only one thing at a time
  • Make sure the sprint backlog is prioritized so they can follow what they should be doing next


Example
Management asks developer to help with something else. He doesn’t communicate this.

Strategies:
  • Tell the dev that they must let the team know
  • Lack of respect for the rest of the team can be a cause
  • May need to talk to his manager so he can motivate him to do this scrum thing
  • Lack of training of team members can lead to this the symptom of looking disorganized

Example
The dev that is a people pleaser and helps the rest of the team

  • Set up a time where the dev’s can exchange ideas 
  • Mid sprint check point
  • Daily scrum will show the symptoms 
  • Look at the burn down every day and be honest about if we are tracking, if not be honest on why
  • Does the team understand why getting to a done and successful iteration is important?


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