#IWishMyTeam Interesting Questions Why can’t I convince my team to do TDD? Why can’t we get over “putting fires” all the time? What am I supposed to do as a lead exactly? Why can’t I seem to hire all those people I read about in agile books? What am I supposed to do with that bad apple in the team? Am I going to lose my friends?
#IWishMyTeam About Author Blogger Twitterer The Art of Unit Testing Notes to a Software Team Leader Beautiful Builds 5whys.com
#IWishMyTeam Does this apply to you?
#IWishMyTeam Are you a Leader?
#IWishMyTeam If You are a Bottleneck, You are a Leader
#IWishMyTeam Scrum master, architect, DB dude, FrontEnd Dev, Tester..
#IWishMyTeam I Wish My Team… did more unit testing, made it in time to standup meeting in the morning, would have more time to do things right...
#IWishMyTeam Great Teams are Grown, not Hired
#IWishMyTeam What is your role as a leader?
#IWishMyTeam Your role is to make yourself unneeded. To remove yourself as a bottleneck.
#IWishMyTeam Grow the team to solve their own problems without you.
#IWishMyTeam By growing others to not need you, you will always be wanted, appreciated and highly valuable
#IWishMyTeam If only I had a better team
#IWishMyTeam “Management, done right, is a tough job” “That’s why you get paid more” “Many managers like to take the money, but not do all the hard parts” Leading yourself and others -- Gerald M Weinberg
#IWishMyTeam How Do You Grow Your Team?
#IWishMyTeam How do we grow ourselves?
#IWishMyTeam Steady Growth (plateau) Learning Gerald M. Weinberg – “becoming a technical leader”
#IWishMyTeam Fast Growth
#IWishMyTeam Ravines before Fast Growth
#IWishMyTeam Ravines before Fast Growth Vim curve
#IWishMyTeam Problem Solving Ability Phases Survival Learning Self Organizing
#IWishMyTeam How do I know which mode we’re in?
#IWishMyTeam Survival We feel pressured to decrease estimates, and we are already late on many tasks. The sentence “we don’t have time for that” is spoken a lot.
#IWishMyTeam Learning As a leader, I am constantly requested by the team to solve arguments, problems, political and technical questions Or, the team is silent without requesting help, yet going down a road that deteriorates the situation.