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 team members determine the working arrangements themselves. The ScrumMaster may have to play the role of facilitating the meeting that is held to conclude labour agreements, but it is the team that decides the agreements. The team also reviews them regularly during retrospective meetings. The team establishes all individual agreements in the employment contract and places them on the team wall. In the months that followed, team members began to get used to the idea of reminding their colleagues of behaviours that did not comply with the agreement. All the sprint pairs ask Steve in a retrospective: „Is this still our employment contract? Is there anything you want to change? The list will be expanded when team members find more areas where they will see benefits. After six months, they are much better able to deal with tense problems within the team, or when the external pressure on them increases. As with every frame, it`s important to adapt it to your own needs and culture. When introducing work agreements within your team, consider the most appropriate approach. Group standards — how we communicate with each other, what we consider to be civil and appropriate, etc.
— are generally implicit. We only notice them when they are not working – for example, when someone is doing something that seems unproductive or disrespectful to someone else. Unfortunately, what appears to be a breach of protocol for you might seem quite acceptable to another. These five agreements should be delivered in the team`s common space. Your wa list should be clear, so it`s easy to follow and follow. The aspects it should contain depend on the team and the most pressing issues they face when maturity levels are low, you may need to steer the team in the right direction as a moderator, but always remember that these are their agreements. A team`s Work Agreement (VA) is a set of standards defined by a team as good practices and behaviours to cooperate smoothly and ensure the success of the task or project to come. This list of standards should help the team manage everyone`s expectations and facilitate conflict resolution. Set a board visible to everyone, and a good way to start is brainstorming and writing everything down. You can start the conversation with examples, so the team has an idea of what the list will look like once it`s finished. Some examples (well!) that you can use are: „Visit all team meetings on time,“ „increase obstacles early to avoid delays,“ „No phone allowed on daily stand-up“ … You`re the one with the idea.
Check your notes and lessons from past retrospectives, this should remind you of the recurring problems the team has faced and serve as a starting point. Let`s start with the definition: work agreements are standards or guidelines developed by a team to improve their interactions for superior performance and create a common language. In practice, these agreements define the expectations of groups, define paths of cooperation and create the atmosphere necessary for sensitive and psychologically safe work. Steve begins to ask for proposed agreements in his first priority area: Daily Scrum Start Time. After any possible work agreement, it uses the Decider protocol to quickly examine the possibility of consensus.