As I have said in a previous blogs, information radiators are used as a graphical representation of project information typically displayed in plain site of a shared area. These typically include useful information such as:
Information radiators are designed to communicate progress and provide big picture analysis of how the project is going. They can be displayed on large boards or electronic displays. However, the former provides a tactile experience that your team may find more personable, as it adds a finer touch to the crafting and creating ethos many teams like as part of their culture.
The information radiators communicate a large truth with simple images. It enables transparency kept at the forefront of the team and stakeholders minds because it is all visible in one space. Moreover, it is even harder to be transparent when problems occur. It is natural for teams to hide problems when issues arise.
When issues are visible you are able to act as a team and address them when they are visible and displayed in a simple and easy to read visual format.
As a team you are all responsible. However, reporting as a whole should be driven by the scrum master.
The scrum master is like a switchboard operator, updating the reports and reconnecting the lines each time something changes. Ensuring the team and stakeholders stay connected.
Integrated teams, cross functional teams need to work closely together through the daily grind of the sprint. Promoting a team collaboration helps build trust and team work. It is not an easy thing to achieve and it is a process.
Osmotic communication is the spontaneous chatter in workspace. This happens when dev teams work together outside of the scrum events. As a team manager, it is important for you to prioritise co-location. Staying together is a good way to keep things lean and reduce organised meetings.
When teams work well together they become a thing of wonder. To ensure your teams succeed together, co-locating in one location is just the start. So in time, ensure you consider some of these factors:
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