Work agreements are a simple and powerful way to create explicit guidelines for the type of work culture you want for your team. They are a reminder of all, how they can profess respect and communication. In this article, we help you understand why these agreements are useful and how you can help your team create its own agreements. A work agreement is a short series of policies developed by the team for the team that define the team`s expectations. A well-written agreement should help create and strengthen a clear and shared understanding of all team members about what they recognize as good behaviour and for good communication. It is generally referred to as a single “work agreement,” but in reality it consists of many individual agreements for each subject or subject. There is no formal or correct way to create work agreements, so Steve uses the approach I share in my workshops. As usual with a ScrumMaster, good preparation pays off. Consider informing the team in advance of the agree categories/areas.
I had never been a big fan of employment contracts. Of course, I knew what they were, I knew what they had to do, I had even integrated one or two versions into some Agile classes that I had taught, but I never understood how powerful the development process of it can be! My name is Alex and I was a project manager in a previous life. I successfully transitioned to the agile world in 2009 and never looked back. I appreciated the speed and adaptability of the work at Agile depending on the complexity and inertia of the waterfall. I also quickly discovered that it was as simple as Agile, it was really about changing people`s mindsets to adopt a different professional lifestyle. The change in mentality meant that you had to “show the light” to people, so I ended up being an agile coach. Kelli, our PO, said: “We were unknown and we specifically deprived the people on whom we depended so heavily on basic amenities. Once we were able to get clarity from teammates who were tooth and nail, we were able not only to be more accommodating, but also to build a certain degree of confidence. We were able to complete part of the work time to counter the movement of women and allow the use of the canteen.
This also in the month following the meeting of the employment contract, which leads the team to show up on time. Trust needs a lot of time to build. I would say that this day is the basis of a closer working relationship that develops to very tight in the course of 8 months. I would say that the biggest success factor in the ongoing relationship with the Indian team has been to humanize it. After that meeting and over time, we began to engage on a deeper level, to generate a personal interest in them and to ask them what their weekend was like and what they were doing to celebrate the feast of X. We tried different games at the beginning of the stand-up to get everyone talking and we found that Trivia was very effective. Not only were they engaged, but we got to know the commonalities, because they also know who Bart Simpson is, how they are at least as intelligent, if not smarter in global geography, as we are.