I began helping out a team recently. This team had been together for some time, but they still had a number of struggles. One of those struggles was sprint planning. They realized they could be getting more out of it, but they weren’t sure how. My first thought was to educate and then step in, facilitate the plannings, and nudge the conversation to a place where they’d gain more valuable. However, I’m glad I didn’t.
Instead, I remained silent for a while longer, and as I observed their planning for a second time, a thought came to me. After attending hundreds of plannings, I’ve internalized what makes for a richer conversation. Is there a way I can share my thoughts in real time so they can decide where and how to adjust for themselves?Read more