This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version.The Hands-On Guide to Effective Collaboration in Agile ProjectsTo succeed, an agile project demands...
Hierarchical organizations do not work for software development. The command and control model of scientific management is outmoded for knowledge workers. It is not relevant when the employees—not the managers—provide the knowledge, skill, and ability to create software applications.
A team is more than just a working group. A team is…a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.
Agile teams succeed when their leaders are attentive to incorporating service and facilitation into their leadership style, thus fostering collaborative, empowered teams.
A facilitator hones skills such as listening, paying attention, encouraging interaction, asking questions, and providing an environment in which trust and collaboration thrive.