Getting ready for the new year

Inspired by Mike Cohn's blogpost, I thought it was a good idea to think about my own New Year's resolutions. I'm not talking about setting unattainable goals for 2016, but rather small improvements that improve the way we work as a team.

I came up with 7 that I feel are easy to do, but can make a world of difference:

  1. Create a definition of done and definition of ready with your team
  2. In team meetings, ask more questions and make fewer statements
  3. When someone's talking to you, give them your undivided attention
  4. Celebrate small wins
  5. Improve the information radiator for an ongoing project
  6. Default to yes (with regards to changing something in the way we work)
  7. Change or remove meetings/processes that aren't serving the team