There are a number of agile skills and techniques that will help you unlock the benefits of agile ways of working. Here are a collection of them along with useful agile tips for you to try.
Here are some useful team building tips tips for new and existing agile teams:
Perhaps the most important skill in an agile team is having the ability to listen. Here are some tips to help you develop you agile listening skills:
If there are issues you should look to summarise what you think you saw / heard and your concerns – e.g.:
“I noticed that you kept looking at your phone in the meeting. I am worried that you might not have heard what Jane was saying.”.
“You looked like you were not fully prepared for that planning meeting. I am concerned about what that looks like to the team, and whether we are benefiting fully from your inputs. How could I/we help ensure you are better prepared next time?”
Feedback can be positive as well:
“Thanks for taking the time to solve that issue for Jim, he could complete his Initiative and the project is back on track.”
“Thanks for bringing that up, it’s been holding me back as well and it needed to be worked through.”