If you opt for a team work agreement, the most important thing is to make sure that your team is fully involved in the whole process. Make sure it is addressed to all “itchy” or uncomfortable topics and that the agreement is placed in a place that is easily accessible to the team. Now that the team felt better familiar with each other, they were more able to communicate and exchange ideas to improve. Over the next iteration, more and more barriers arose as confidence improved. The team met several times to propose improvements. At that time, everyone was getting used to working together, and we were all thrilled because we felt like it was an opportunity for the team to reinvent itself. We now had to discuss how to change our work and communication styles, meeting schedules, etc., to accommodate most, if not all, of our teams. The idea of using scrum values to facilitate the idea has become our main concern. The team felt that the inclusion of Scrum`s values would help them perform. I didn`t want to contradict that! We have ensured that we use focus, openness, respect, courage and commitment as thinkers to move forward with all subsequent meetings. Finally be creative to deal with your problems and a little fun with the deal.
Finally, it is a “social” contract. The brief answer to “When should my team establish an agile teamwork agreement” is now (if you don`t have one yet). However, the best time to establish these agreements is the first phase of a project, especially if it is a new team. This is the most critical at this point, because the team may have preconceived ideas about how the team will work. I found that it was also a good time for a team to conduct a healthy debate. It breaks that wall early in the life cycle of the project, so the first problem on which they do not disagree in the project is not the first time they have had to discuss among themselves. Finally, you should retrospectively attribute the effectiveness of your work agreements to improve your team`s knowledge. According to PO: “When Alex tried to break the lead barrier as a team spokesperson and give everyone a voice, we realized that the AHA moment had come out of the meeting, how limited the consulting staff was at the expense of the client hijacking. At the beginning, you encourage discussion within the team and allow everyone to propose, agree and reject any agreement. Note that you can`t get people to change their emotions, but you can focus on (opposable) behaviors. My name is Alex and I was a project manager in a previous life.