The Zone of Acceptance

One of the challenges of an Agile Coach, or anyone in a management or leadership role is establishing what I have seen referred to as the “zone of acceptance” for individual team members. The Zone of Acceptance is a term for the tasks an individual sees as something they are prepared to do as part of…

Why don’t developers water the plants?

Bike-shedding, Bystanders and Boredom: I have a theory that in the context of self-organizing teams in a business environment, there are zones of diminishing responsibility and thus the effectiveness of self organization as the tasks get further from the perceived core purpose of the team or individual. That is to say that a self-organizing software…