It is easy to get into projects with new teams, but work agreements create the kind of solid foundation necessary for effective cooperation, especially between people with different backgrounds, assumptions and experiences. Team members share their suggestions and why they feel they should be part of the working agreements. Some relatively easy points. The ScrumMaster takes note of these ideas on the Board of Directors. After a few rounds of proposals, if there is no consensus on a specific point, continue – you are not in a position to reach an agreement in this area at this time. Consider revisiting the issue when employment contracts are discussed next time. The ScrumMaster is the custodian of employment contracts, but the whole team has a responsibility to question if someone breaks the agreement. As the work agreements have been agreed by the team, the perception of personal attacks and confrontations is eliminated. In the spirit of transparency and continuous improvement, team members should review employment contracts from time to time and ask, “Should they be updated?” The brief answer to “When should my team establish an agile teamwork agreement” is now (if you don`t have one yet). However, the best time to establish these agreements is the first phase of a project, especially if it is a new team. This is the most critical at this point, because the team may have preconceived ideas about how the team will work. I found that it was also a good time for a team to conduct a healthy debate. It breaks that wall early in the life cycle of the project, so the first problem on which they do not disagree in the project is not the first time they have had to discuss among themselves.
Now that, I hope you see the value of entering into work agreements with your teams and understanding how this can help your business, the big question arises: how can magic happen? Steve then makes his own proposal: “If you miss a meeting/event, you`re supposed to support the decisions made there.” Kirby, who already has the experience of relief, reminded Steve that if he really plays the role of facilitator in his ScrumMaster duties, he is expected to remain neutral and not invent his own ideas.