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Monthly Archives: January 2018

These are the 5 properties of a successful Kanban implementation Kanban Properties   Visualize Workflow Limit Work-in-Progress Measure and Manage Flow Make Process Policies Explicit Use Models to Recognize Improvement Opportunities Source: Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business by David J. Anderson More Kanban

This is an interesting take away from the 2012 HBR article The Discipline of Teams by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith Classification of Team The article describes 3 classes of teams. Each has its own goals and challenges to face. Teams That Recommend Things Goal: study and solve particular problems Issues: getting off to a fast… Read Article →

This is an interesting take away from the 2012 HBR article The Discipline of Teams by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith How Successful Teams Behave The article states that there is no recipe for building a successful team but these approaches can be observed: Establish urgency, demanding performance standards, and direction Select members for skill and skill… Read Article →

This is an interesting take away from the 2012 HBR article The Discipline of Teams by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith Definition of Team The article describes the difference of a working group and a team. This is the definition of Team: Shared leadership roles Individual and mutual accountability Specific team purpose that the… Read Article →

This is an interesting take away from the 2012 HBR article Why Teams Don’t Work: An Interview with J. Richard Hackman by Diane Coutu How create and maintain effective teams 1. Teams must be real 2. Teams need a compelling direction 3. Teams need enabling structures 4. Teams need a supportive organization (including the reward system, the… Read Article →

This is an interesting take away from the 2012 HBR article Why Teams Don’t Work: An Interview with J. Richard Hackman by Diane Coutu  Setting the Right Conditions Context: Generally teams are not always the best choice to get things done. Before assigning a team to a task think, twice if this really makes sense…. Read Article →

This is an interesting take away from the 2012 HBR article The New Science of Building Great Teams by Alex “Sandy” Pentland The Charismatic Connector they … circulate actively, engaging people in short, high-energy conversation are democratic with their time feel comfortable approaching other people listen as much as or more than they talk are usually very… Read Article →

This is an interesting take away from the 2012 HBR article The New Science of Building Great Teams by Alex “Sandy” Pentland How to Improve Team Communication Visualize the communication patterns in maps Training team members to improve communication Fine-tunine performance by mapping communication against self-reported productivity Links HBR Article: The New Science of Building Great Teams by… Read Article →

This is an interesting take away from the 2012 HBR article The New Science of Building Great Teams by Alex “Sandy” Pentland 5 Defining Characteristics of Successful Teams 1. Everyone on the team talks and listens in roughly equal measure, keeping contributions short and sweet. 2. Members face one another, and their conversations and gestures are energetic. 3. Members connect directly with… Read Article →

This is an interesting take away from the 2012 HBR article The New Science of Building Great Teams by Alex “Sandy” Pentland 3 key factors for good teams Energy: how team members contribute to a team as a whole Engagement: how team members communicate with one another* Exploration: how teams communicate with one another * Tip: socialise… Read Article →

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