A work agreement is a short series of policies developed by the team for the team that define the team`s expectations. A well-written agreement should help create and strengthen a clear and shared understanding of all team members about what they recognize as good behaviour and for good communication. It is generally referred to as a single “work agreement,” but in reality it consists of many individual agreements for each subject or subject. Your wa list should be clear, so it`s easy to follow and follow. The aspects it should contain depend on the team and the most pressing issues they face when maturity levels are low, you may need to steer the team in the right direction as a moderator, but always remember that these are their agreements. The main advantage of labour agreements is their applicability. Since everyone has agreed to abide by the rules, the application of these rules becomes less difficult in the event of an infringement. You can use the first few minutes of the meeting to draw up a short list of work agreements that only apply to that event. This approach helps all participants achieve the same way of thinking and helps you as a moderator manage the event smoothly and with clear expectations. Visit your team`s work agreements regularly, especially if the team or work changes or if an agreement can no longer be respected. These agreements are drawn up by teams and scrumMaster facilitates the meeting, and they are created/verified preferably during the Sprint 0 of each publication. On the other hand, I saw teams hanging on a wire and barely hitting their targets, because the team members couldn`t see them attacking the whole thing and not being invested.
Fortunately, there is one way to solve this problem: the teamwork agreement. Now that, I hope you see the value of entering into work agreements with your teams and understanding how this can help your business, the big question arises: how can magic happen? Keep in mind that your team agreement is only the first of many processes that development teams need to implement to be effective.