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The Team Handbook

As agile development and all it’s methodologies are becoming buzz words in the industry, everyone’s eager to claim being part of the movement. One common mistake is to focus in on what each individual can do to change. While improving individual performance is of course important, for agile development, the old adage “A chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link” continues to hold its strength. It is team performance that is essential, and where the big improvements and greater success are to be found. As a team, we are able to achieve so much more than we can as single individuals. As longtime supporters of all things concerning “Individuals and Interactions”, we are featuring an entire day at Øredev, dedicated to presenting a handbook for launching successful agile teams. Attendees will gain knowledge of not only how to start an agile team and get it up and running, but also how to accelerate and continuously improve. The aim is to provide you with the tools to create small miracles.The day starts with Diana Larsen telling us how to achieve lift-off for the agile team to get it up and running. Next, Catherine Powell will explore varying agile team structures with real world examples of what makes agile teams perform well. After lunch, Karl Scotland will present kanban thinking, with tools to measure and improve your team. Jim McCarthy will introduce us to the core protocols: a set of rules that makes cooperation effective and smooth. Finally we invite you to a deluxe double session on Dialogue sheets with Allan Kelly. This workshop will give you hands on experience with this effective tool created specifically for facilitator free workshops, to be implemented in your team. Join us for a whole day of fun, that by day’s end will arm you with a sleek selection of tools you can start employing right away. And- did we mention you will get your own dialogue sheet to take home? Good times are in store! Come and discover just how powerful teamwork is with Øredev! //Jakob Klamra

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