Agile Teams are Living Organisms

Agile teams are living organisms.
Joe Burroughs

Joe Burroughs

Many people are frustrated by uncertainty and complexity in their jobs. I use Agile principles to provide clear and simple strategies so that you can win at work!

Agile teams are living organisms. So why do we attempt to scale them as if they are LEGO blocks?

Successfully scaling agility requires the understanding that teams are unique structures that can’t be copied and pasted.

Think plants, not bricks.

Starting from this point it becomes obvious that certain types of plants require different conditions to thrive. Optimal amounts of sunlight, moisture, and fertilizer all vary from one type of plant to the next.

Just as you would group plants based around resources and conditions, you must consider agile teams similarly.



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4 thoughts on “Agile Teams are Living Organisms”

  1. I agree. The environment, individual team member work ethic, attitude and the importance of the project must all be considered.

  2. Yes! And as I’m learning here each agile team has its own set of goals, tasks, and culture (team considerations) that I think helps each team to thrive in a self organizing manner.

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