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How Agile Teams Grow Toxic! Ep. 4 Commitments

Agile Toxic Commitments

Does it ever feel like you'd get so much more done if it weren't for how much work people have you do on agile teams to make commitments?

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Does it ever feel like you’d get so much more done if it weren’t for how much work people have you do to make commitments?

Today I’d like to help you understand whether the development team you’re on is using commitments in a way that makes sense, or will stress people out and put the software project at risk!

Since most teams I have worked with aren’t really agile, I’m concentrating on helping you understand the risks with commitments between the wrong people which often happens in “traditional” software development companies.

Whether your a programmer, in UX, or maybe operations – commitments that are too strict, or too unrealistic, put your job and the success of the project in danger.

First I will teach you some insights I’ve learned about how commitments can cause agile teams to grow toxic.

Afterwards, I’ll give you some actionable tips on what you can do to cope with traditional (non-agile) teams that require unrealistic commitments.

I hope this information helps you select the best project for your career, or if you’re on an unhealthy team – protect yourself so you have the best chance of being successful!


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