Having a broad understanding of skills (business, technology, tools, soft skills, etc.) within the team has many advantages, including: an important part of the agile process is the care and refinement of the backlog, where an activity consists of assigning stories that have not yet received estimates. This estimate is usually made by planning poker, where sizes are assigned based on the Fibonacci sequence. In fact, outsiders are prevented from interfering with participants unless strictly necessary. This helps to ensure that participants are present in both the head and body and promotes team engagement. It is easy to get into projects with new teams, but work agreements create the kind of solid foundation necessary for effective cooperation, especially between people with different backgrounds, assumptions and experiences. 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! Teamwork is such a fundamental part of human experience that one would think that after 200,000 years of human evolution, it would be discovered. Unfortunately, the secret formula for creating large, agile teams always eludes us, and it probably always will, because teams are made up of people – and people are complex and dynamic. Work agreements are often used in the Agile context, but can be used by any team.
Through the work agreement process, teams are given an increased awareness of the interaction between individuals. The main factor in developing a team work agreement is identifying the challenges your team faces. Introduce yourself with unique collaborative challenges for your team, then focus on solving those issues. This block has two main themes: how to celebrate success and how to learn the lessons of failure. Both are important to build a strong team. People understand almost intuitively the importance of learning from mistakes/mistakes, but the benefits of celebrating success are often overlooked. Nothing  fosters a collaborative work environment, such as celebrating team victories and sharing each other`s success. You can lead the discussion by proposing a few high-level topics, such as: Since I wanted to do SM to facilitate the process, I coached them to create a list of questions for each value, to generate a discussion and help teams decide on all the “rules” we should create to ensure that everyone respects that value.
We didn`t care where the answers were placed as long as they were captured.