The Four Stages of a Team

Teams are not born. Teams are not created by a senior leader. Teams are not easy to create by using a guide book.

Teams are formed and developed through hard work and plenty of consultation.

Many organizations love to express how many teams they have and how well each of them are doing by sharing metrics, starts and anecdotes. This may or may not be true. One thing is true – it takes time and effort to become a high-functioning team. You may or may be aware of the concept of the four stages a team must progress through to become amazing. These stages include: forming, storming, norming and performing. This model was created by Bruce Tuchman in 1965, yet it is often overlooked. […]

Reflections: Co-Training with Mark Levison

Mark Levison, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), and I co-trained a 3 day Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training seminar in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Since I have been training and coaching with the Scrum framework since 2008, we decided that we would use the content that Mishkin Berteig, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), and I have developed while[…]

What Makes a Great Team Room?

Through plenty of learning and much experience, I have found that there are fundamental elements needed for a great team space. Based on an article by Mishkin Berteig entitled: 8 Team Room Tips, I will grade an example team room. Light, Air & Nature: Well the example team room has large almost floor to ceiling windows on[…]