Disciplined Agile

Grow Team Members

This ongoing process goal describes how we will support our team members in their personal and professional growth. To be effective, we need to consider two important questions:

  • How will we help people improve their skillset?
  • How will we help people to manage their careers?
  • How will we sustain the team over time to enable people to grow? 
2021 Project Management Institute Grow Team Members v5.2 Improve Skills and Knowledge Assess skills/knowledge Book clubs Coach office hours Communities of practice (CoPs)/guilds Embedded coach Hackathons Mentoring Nonsolo work Open spaces Training (face to face) Training (virtual) Provide Feedback 360-degree review Annual review Continuous/regular feedback Manager review Self-assessment Team lead review Sustain Team Coach Improve diversity Improve inclusion Mentor Psychological safety Recognize and appreciate Sustainable pace Whole team

Figure 1. The Grow Team Members process goal diagram (click to enlarge)

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Choose Your WoW!

The strategies/practices referenced in the goal diagram above are described, including the trade-offs involved and considerations for when (not) to apply them, in the book Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working.

If you want to succeed at enterprise agile you need choices, not prescriptions.