In a week, my team transformed from a team working on its own components to a team that works with other teams on shared goals. We transformed from a team that seeks product owner acceptance and prioritization into a team that checks priorities but works actively to identify the next steps with one another. And we changed from a team that was quiet and not sharing, into a team that talks and plans together.
I can see three changes in the short timeframe:
- We did our first end-to-end demo across two teams and it resulted in a lot of positive reinforcement of customer value over team output.
- Our product owner moved out of the team room and took a step back leaving more room for the team to decide on things.
- A new-old developer joined the team.