How We Built The All Blacks: 6 Characteristics of High Performing Agile Teams

One of my favourite topics to discuss whenever I’m doing my Agile Professional training is around the concept of high performing teams. Using a sports team as an example, my favourite being the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team (rugby being the origin of the term Scrum), with a winning percentage of around 90% over the past 10 years, we can quickly look at and examine some common traits that bind a high performing team together.

Agile is also very much a team sport, and therefore coaching and support to achieve true high performance is really essential. Over the numerous times I’ve run my Agile training I’ve received numerous answers about common characteristics of high performance. In this blog post I want to highlight the most common – and I believe the most important – themes that we’ve identified.
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