Agile Collaborative BehaviorSaqib Javed John, PMP, PMI-ACP, ITIL
Truly, collaborative agile culture is based on the effective communication between the team members, client and other stakeholders, there is no doubt, project at the end is delivered by teams not tools. Emphasize on the importance of the people and their collaboration is very significant.
Collaborative behaviors depend on rich communication, transparency, trust and openness. Collaborative attitude is more about self-organizing rather than technically-driven. The objective behind collaborative culture is to develop user-focused environment. Collaboration is the core of Agile behaviors.
Collaborative intentions, efforts and performance have direct contribution in project success. Collaboration structure is the most significant factor of the Agile work place design. The most key elements which reduces the collaboration are the blame game, defensive and self-promotion and on the opposite side the elements which increases the collaborative culture are the self-awareness, self-accountability, interpersonal relations, focus on objectives, active response on feedbacks and win-win attitude.
Missing sweet and blind spots during communication and interactions create mistrust and miss understandings between teams. Collaborative behavior demands focused attention on a Common Goal. Organizations can achieve the significant results by and working together through collaborative behavior for a higher cause. it’s in their best interest to utilize critical skills required for building and sustaining collaborative relationships.