September 22, 2019

Shoulder to shoulder


Not every team is a natural fit of talents. Experiences differ, egos can get in the way, sometimes there’s a shortage of specific skills and assumptions have a habit of tripping thing up and biting them them in the backlog at the same time. In other words … people!

Starting with the expectation that one way or another, we (the people around this table) are going to get from where we are now to where we need to go, the question is really about how we (still hear!) will achieve it.

We can make it hard, fight each other over ever fork, moan about missing resources and lack of time, argue about commitments and priorities and delivery from here until the end of time.

Or we can find a way to work together.

Start simple, manual, shoulder to shoulder.

Scale up from there.

Skippy strategy: Find a way to work as a team.