Cross-Functional Teams and Diversity


Reading about agile, self-organizing teams I often think that diversity isn’t understood to its full potential. The Scrum Guide states that teams have to be cross-functional in order to „have all competencies needed to accomplish the work“ (Schwaber & Sutherland, 2016, p. 5). Most of the time „the work“ is addressed to be software development and testing. Diverse teams can do a lot more than that, as Management 3.0 suggests. But what is diversity?
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Solving problems through language – the ends of communication


[mit deutscher Zusammenfassung] Many problems in the world are misunderstandings. Many things can be solved through communication. Often, simply by talking about a problem you come to a solution. I am used to address many problems with communication. But this goes only so far. I will present some tips to improve difficult communication situations below anyway.
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Agile communication vs Small Talk tactics


[mit deutscher Zusammenfassung] Last week I wrote about Small Talk and about being open to mean it, when you ask someone how they are. This aspect isn’t restricted to small talk. It’s about what agile communication is: Openness and honesty, interaction and authenticity. How can you be all that if your interactions are reduced to superficiality?
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