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How to make an Agile team

How to make an Agile team

Apr 25, 2019

Teamwork is the primary milestone on the way to success. It does not matter in which field you work, without a well-coordinated and highly qualified team you will not be able to succeed fully. Today, we will try to find the answers – how to build a solid team using Agile instruments.

Why exactly Agile?

Agile is a process that helps teams provide quick and predictable responses to the feedback they receive on their project. It creates opportunities to assess the project direction during the development cycle. Teams analyze the project during regular meetings called sprints or iterations.

Agile is a very empowering process that helps companies design and build the right product. This management process is very beneficial for software companies because it helps them analyze and improve their products throughout their development. Therefore it enables companies to stay competitive in the market producing highly valuable products. But, what steps should be made to create a great Agile team?

1. Be patient and peaceful:

When you think about the agile team, in your mind everything goes like clockwork. Apparently, it’s in a perfect world where the things work this way, but in the real world everything will not work out well right from the get-go.

It takes a while to get a feel for how people deal with each other and to make a system that really works — this concept holds true whether you’re working as a part of an agile team or not.

2. Always provide appreciative attitude to your team

Every member of the team has their own strengths and their own vision of the situation. Appreciate it. Assuming that each member of your team is an expert, you should always consider their opinion. These are the moments that allow the team to open up on many sides.

3. Permit mistakes

Mistakes should not be considered as the end of days. The most important thing is  to figure out what has been done in a wrong way and make adequate conclusions. The team needs to be permitted to make mistakes as they will certainly do it. At  Corsac Technologies we believe that everything can be fixed, the main point is to find out where exactly the mistake has been made and learn from it!

4. Be flexible

In the traditional project management all project details are defined and planned at the very beginning, so usually it’s very difficult to make changes during the project. In the Agile environment you need to encourage the team to think quickly and adapt to the constant changes.  

5. Clear goal

The team should always have a clear understanding of what you want to have in the end of each iteration. The main task of the manager is to formulate clearly the ultimate goal. Encourage the developers how their part of work will progress into something more.

6. Communication – the most important part of the team work

In Agile methodologies, you need to have a strong collaboration between developers, testers and other team members to build a fully-functional software. Creation of a communication platform accessible for all the team members will help a lot in terms of organization, productivity & efficiency. In fact, everyone can easily share information and their points of view there while they all stay up to date with the latest changes.  

We can reach super agility by not just changing the work, but also by changing the process of team collaboration. We use many various tools to plan our projects and the teams support this shift, as long as it helps to reduce misunderstanding which leads to the successful project completion.

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