May 15, 2012

Trust Your Team

The main idea behind Agile and Scrum is empirical process control or INSPECT and ADAPT. What enable Agile and in particular Scrum teams work well is the idea of a TRUSTED, self-organized team. Trust, not in the sense that you expect perfection. On the contrary, it means that you trust the team to make mistakes and learn from them. It means that you trust that the people who you have employed to do the work are in the best position to inspect and adapt the way the work is being done. External management of the way the team works undermines and eroded this trust that therefore the extremely desirable benefits it can provided.