The work agreement add the team up in one sentence to explain to the world why this team exists. In this way, team members can study in detail their own (and other) perspectives, why we are doing this great business here. There is no formal or correct way to create work agreements, so Steve uses the approach I share in my workshops. As usual with a ScrumMaster, good preparation pays off. Consider informing the team in advance of the agree categories/areas. I would then like to add that we will now draft together our first version of our labour agreement. It will lay a foundation for the behaviour we want to see, capture our expectations of each other and define what we should be able to hold ourselves accountable to each other. By creating a work agreement, we create an understanding of what is important to us in order to work well as a team. It is important to remind the team that these actions are not even cancelled. They can (and should) change when we know more about cooperation.

Retrospectives are a good time for action that changes an existing labour agreement if we recognize that it is an obstacle to better cooperation. Working Agreement Workshop : Once we were all done, we took the opportunity to talk about each member`s note as a team. And the things we agreed on were placed in a Google Doc. At first, I remember it was a relatively painless process. There have not really been any major disagreements about anything for which we have just established the ground rules. What are the expected reaction times? And how are we going to give each other feedback? And what tools would we communicate with? So just a set of fundamental rules. And the idea was that we would evaluate them regularly. Thanks, I intend to use this as a policy to facilitate a charter team workshop/working agreement with my Scrum teams. I like the fact that the expense is fuelled exclusively by positive behaviour and strengthening collaboration. Describe the purpose of the exercise. I am pleased to take advantage of the following introduction and description of what a working agreement is and how it can benefit a team: "Becoming a team means that we are committed to working together and supporting each other in our common goals. The ICC workflow is just one way to create an agreement.

The meaning is not in the method. It`s about talking through everyone`s assumptions and documenting the things the team agrees on. After a few rounds of proposals, if there is no consensus on a specific point, continue – you are not in a position to reach an agreement in this area at this time. Consider revisiting the issue when employment contracts are discussed next time.