Has Tuckman Helped You Lately? Orienting Your Team & Developing a Path to Excellence
Come and discover how the familiar stages of Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing can guide Agile teams toward excellence by helping them determine where they're at, giving them a common language to discuss it, and then choosing their path forward. The Tuckman model can help new teams figure out their first steps together...help stuck teams get un-stuck...help mature teams find their next improvement...all of them working toward becoming highly-performing, kick-butt, problem-solving, software-developing teams.
This session has a mixture of lecture, discussion, and group exercises to help you:
- Review and interact with the Tuckman model of team formation
- Identify which stage your team is in
- Experience how changes impact a team's stage
- Explore steps teams can take based on their current stage
- Take workshop instructions back so you can guide your team through these concepts
Mike Ritchie, Cardinal Solutions
Mike was asked to become the one of first Scrum Masters at his company. After a few short weeks, he became thoroughly engaged and intrigued in understanding the impact Agile was having on the way software was being delivered to the customer. Eight years later, his passion and excitement in coaching others in the Principles of Agile continues to remain strong.
When not at work, Mike enjoys sports broadcasting, golf, and spending time with his wife, 2 children, and 1 grandchild
Mark Wavle, Cardinal Solutions
Eight years ago, Mark joined an Agile project as a member of a Scrum team, later taking on Scrum Master activities. He has found the approach empowering and energizing, and is now consulting with other Scrum teams and organizations, training and coaching them in their agility.
Outside of work, Mark loves making music, learning, and enjoying time with his wife and two energetic boys