5 Patterns of Effective Communication in Agile Teams
The way we communicate is the single most important skill set employers look for when hiring. It has a significant impact on cost, productivity, team morale, and employee retention; in fact, a study conducted by The Economist shows that problems in communication often delay project completion, lead to low morale and missed goals, and can result in a loss of sales. With that in mind, it becomes all the more important to identify gaps in communication when working with agile teams that have different roles, such as project managers, developers, testers, business analysts, ScrumMasters, and architects. Each role has different responsibilities, and these individuals develop their own mental models and patterns of communication. Raj Subrameyer will discuss five patterns of effective communication that will help any team improve productivity, morale, and job satisfaction. He’ll share real-life experiences in helping teams collaborate better and work as a single unit. You’ll learn the common problems in communication within agile teams and how to take corrective measures quickly, how to use both verbal and non-verbal communication seamlessly, and useful techniques to become an effective communicator.