Badass Agile

Badass Agile


Episode 39 - Team Life VI - Performance Through Promises

March 05, 2018
The only way to create a culture of trust, and to fully leverage the power of teams, is to make sure you keep promises you make.



  • Keeping promises is a crucial component of building tight teams.  Everyone pledges, few are truly good to their word

  • Use the words ‘promise’ and ‘committments’ in the team room instead of ‘task’ - it tends to carry more weight

  • Use the stand up to track these promises - the three questions then become “what promises did you keep yesterday”, "what promises do you make today”, and “what prevents you from keeping your promises”

  • Think of improvement items in retrospectices as promises - from team member to team member

  • Try using a daily team promise or committment