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Increasing Team Productivity

- Rob Maher
in Community Publications
Increasing develpoment productivity is a hot topic. This paper focuses on increasing team productivity and discusses how changing a project staffing model can increase the productivity of project teams.

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Tags: Teams, Agility

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Chris Fortuin
Chris Fortuin posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:25 PM Permalink to this Comment
Great article by Rob describing a simple but highly effective staffing model for improving team productivity: bring projects to teams (instead of people to projects).

This can be compared with successful sports teams where coaches also prefer continuity so the team can grow. They know that a real threat for winning is to have to integrate new players before each match or have a complete team after a season.

I immediately also like to combine this staffing model with growing the Scrum footprint in an organisation by carefully adding people to productive teams and, similar to mitosis, separate them in two teams whenever they have reached a critical mass of around 9 people.
John Alley
John Alley posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 12:42 PM Permalink to this Comment

Increasing Team Work Productivity

Getting a team or working group having a vision and working the same rhythm is tricky. Not necessarily because you can choose your own team members.

If this happens, you and your team certainly should try harder so that your team compact, so the performance was maximized. Here are some things that can be used as a reference to create a good team.

1 Set the target
When a new team is formed, immediately specify targets to be achieved with well planned strategy. Specify the targets on each of the job description of all members of the team. Team members need to understand the target group and how to achieve it. Most importantly, targets or objectives have been agreed all team members.

2 Commitment
Forming a cohesive team requires a strong commitment. This commitment needs to be shared by all members of the team because of this commitment that can "rescue" group when faced with problems. The spirit of loyalty to the collective agreement must possess in order to achieve the best results.

3. aside ego
Should leave aside the desire to always take precedence or selfish. You will be considered "quasi" and hamper cooperation in the team. Should discuss any difficulties or ideas with the whole team mates before making a decision. The decision is the decision of all members of the team.

4. aside personal issues
Feeling fit with one of the team members was common. However, in the context of work, you need to ignore these feelings. Fixed treat others with the same attitude and appreciate their opinions. By being professional, you will be more appreciated by your team.

5. Share your ideas
If working in a team, you do not need to be stingy to share ideas with other team members. Especially if it is a good idea for the development team and the achievement of the target, is not wrong if presented. Who knew the other colleagues can further refine your idea.

6 Recognizing weakness
Joined the team means the need to work together and support each other. If you have a weakness, you should not push yourself to achieve things beyond your capabilities. Kemukakanlah in the team regarding your actual potential. If you make a mistake, admit it, and then immediately correct the error.

7 Relax
Working in a team should be serious but relaxed. To reduce saturated and tension, preferably interspersed with meetings outside the office, such as in cafes, while addressing the performance or activities of the team. No harm in his spare time was all the team members spend time together like watching movies. It also can foster cohesiveness.

Increasing Team Work Productivity

Jack posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:06 AM Permalink to this Comment
Great article, I think the increase in labor productivity is very necessary, because with increased productivity will definitely improve earnings. But often the force productivity rises there is someone in the team mekalukan error. And this error will result to everyone. So the suggestion say in recruiting a team must be selected with great.

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