The Rules of Scrum: I actively seek to help my team mates

A Scrum Team Member is aware of the work that other Team Members are doing, notices if others are struggling with their tasks, and if so, offers to help them.  A Scrum Team Member is not just focused on their own personal tasks.  This help can be offered as ideas, powerful questions, sharing the work of the task, or even offering simple encouragement.  If Team Members are constantly seeking to help each other, this actively contributes to team cohesion, cross-training, and the development of a high-performance team environment.  Of course, if people don’t help each other, then individual Team Members may struggle for a long time without making progress and overall productivity will be dramatically hindered.

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One thought on “The Rules of Scrum: I actively seek to help my team mates”

  1. Nice post.

    Being on a Scrum Team includes a “responsibility” to the other members of the team as well as to the organization. If productivity is “dramatically hindered”, long-term this won’t bode well for team. External factors could then come into play in the form of “help”. If team members help each other effectively, learning increases and the team in a way …”protects itself”.

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