Sunday, February 14, 2010

Agile and Team Motivation

Esther Derby makes some good points here about how to demotivate a team.  What struck me about her points is that they are exactly opposite to how a good Agile software development team works.
Esther wrote “What demotivates people? Bureaucracy, unclear goals, constantly shifting goals, micromanagement, punishment for delivering accurate by unwelcome status (to name a few).”
How does an Agile team differ from this?  I’ll start a whole series of articles to review these demotivators and how Agile teams avoid and address these issues.