Agile Book Club: Chartering (with Diana Larsen)

Teams need to know the purpose of their work, the context in which itโ€™s done, and how theyโ€™ll align their work styles. A great way to do so is chartering, and we were fortunate to have Diana Larsen join us for a lively discussion in this weekโ€™s book club session.

Diana is the co-author (with Ainsley Nies) of Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams, Second Edition, an excellent book about chartering Agile teams and the inspiration for the practices in The Art of Agile Development.

Reading:
๐Ÿ“– Purpose
๐Ÿ“– Context
๐Ÿ“– Alignment

๐ŸŽ™ Discussion prompts:

  • Which aspects of chartering are particularly important to you or your teams?

  • Share a story about how purpose, or lack thereof, made a difference to a team you know.

  • Have you seen teams surprised by their context (that is, their boundaries and interactions, resources, and so forth)? What happened, and how did it work out?

  • What techniques have you used to create alignment on your teams?

About the Book Club

The Art of Agile Development Book Club takes place Fridays from 8:00 โ€“ 8:45am Pacific. Each session uses an excerpt from the new edition of my book, The Art of Agile Development, as a jumping-off point for a wide-ranging discussion about Agile ideas and practices.

Visit the event page for more information, including an archive of past sessions. For more about the book, visit the Art of Agile Development home page.

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