Is your team forming or are they storming? Learn the difference and how to help the team navigate these stages.
- There's been a standard model…for the stages of group development…ever since Bruce Tuckman studied the traits of teams.…These stages are recognized as occurring…whether the group is waterfall, agile…or a local volunteer organization.…They're basic human behaviors.…They are Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing.…Let's talk about the first two…because teams need extra leadership…to get through these stages.…Forming is the getting to know you stage.…
It's very I or me focused for everyone on the team.…Each person understands who they are…and what they bring to the table,…but they may not understand any more than that.…Everyone will be a little nervous.…That's to be expected.…To speed the team through this stage,…the leader needs to anticipate the question…team members may have and may not be willing to ask yet.…As the team forms, you need to be ready…to repeat the purpose and vision often.…
This way the team can integrate these ideas…into their belief structures.…Other key topics and questions the team has are…
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- Adding finesse to your scrum
- The product owner and scrum master roles
- The relationship between the product owner and scrum master
- Product owner as business representative
- Product owner as a team's business guide
- Scrum master as team advocate
- The forming and storming stages of team development
- Taking a team from norming to performing
- Scrum master as team guardian