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Concepts in this Category

Roles & Responsibilities

Decision Making

Decision making is the process of making choices by identifying a decision, gathering information, and assessing alternative resolutions. Using a step-by-step decision-making process can help you make more deliberate, thoughtful decisions by organizing relevant information and defining alternatives. Every decision-making process produces a final choice, which may or may not prompt action.

Related Practices

Distributed Authority

In advanced organizations, decision-making rights are granted to those closest to the problem. Management trusts the wisdom of team members, believing the staff will act in the best interest of the company and its customers. By distributing authority, leaders put power in the hands of those best positioned to find the right solution. This permission speeds decisions so companies can be nimble and outflank competitors.

Psychological Safety

In psychologically safe teams, team members feel accepted and respected.

Information Radiators

“Information radiator” is the generic term for any of a number of handwritten, drawn, printed or electronic displays which a team places in a highly visible location, so that all team members as well as passers-by can see the latest information at a glance: count of automated tests, velocity, incident reports, continuous integration status, and so on.

Team Building

Team development in agile projects has a greater effect in improving organizational performance than financial measures, outpacing both objective performance as well as the teams' subjective supervisory ratings. The most effective efforts occur when team members are interdependent, knowledgeable and experienced and when organizational leadership actively establishes and supports the team.

Trust and Transparency

A culture of trust and transparency is critical to moving an association forward effectively. It affects the relationship between the organization, its members and partners and redefines the concept of leadership. And it builds an environment where members want to get involved, and where innovation thrives.

Meetings & Ceremonies

Agile meetings are focused ceremonies or discussions where teams synchronize work, identify impediments, brainstorm possibilities, review progress, gain customer feedback or share any information valuable to the project. It ensures that the entire team is on the same page and agrees with the next steps to be taken.