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Individuals and Interactions: An Agile Guide by Barry Rogers, Ken Howard

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Chapter 3. Team Dynamics

It was Monday morning, and Lydia was excited to observe the team’s sprint planning meeting. When she entered the room, the team was already assembled around the task board actively discussing the project’s user stories. People were smiling and listening intently. At first glance, all seemed good with this picture. Then as Lydia joined the group and watched for a while, she witnessed something she had never seen before on an agile team. Sean was at the task board assigning tasks to all members of the team. From Lydia’s observations of Sean last Friday (see Chapter 2, “Behavior and Individuals”), she knew Sean’s behavior was a very high D; therefore he tended to be outspoken and drive things perhaps a little more than he ...

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