Five Tips to Ensure You Deliver the Right Product - Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget - Slide 5

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When organizations adopt agile practices, a fundamental shift in culture is required.
Not only does this mean creating a project development plan and establishing methods of open communication, but teams are suddenly required to participate in the decision-making process and to take ownership of commitments. Project leaders are expected to create and facilitate this shift to a collaborative culture. While collaborative cultures ultimately create stronger, more productive teams with a vested interest in an organization’s success, the move to collaboration can sometimes be challenging.

To facilitate positive collaboration, move the team dynamics from divergent to convergent thinking*:

Divergent Convergent
Generate alternatives Evaluate alternatives
Free for all discussion Summarize key points
Gather diverse points of view Sort ideas into categories
Unpack the logic of a problem Arrive at a general conclusion

*From the book Collaboration Explained, by Jean Tabaka

 

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