We’re changing the way we work at US Cards. And this is not easy.
Change requires you to be willing to unlearn behaviors you’re used to and to have courage to try (and fail) at something new.
This is why you’ve learned new practices. Practices give you and your teams the space to test and learn working in a new way.
Here are six practices pilot teams across US Cards have been experimenting with, along with resources that explain each practice in depth.
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–The Ready (Sharan, Tim, and Yehudi)
Integrative Decision Making (IDM)
Your team’s monthly meeting to create a shared understanding of what’s working well, what’s getting in the way, and what changes you all need to make in order to be successful.
How to Run a Retrospective. A short guide on facilitating a retrospective with your team. [Link]
Agile Retrospective Wiki. A resource that shares tips & tricks on facilitating retrospectives, and different formats you can use. [Link]
Your team’s explicit near-term tradeoffs, so that everyone knows what to (and what not to) prioritize.
On Strategy Statements. An explainer on what strategy statements are and how to craft them with your team. [PDF]
Your team’s long-term strategy for achieving its purpose.
How to Craft an Essential Intent. Some guidelines on what makes a good essential intent and how to craft one. Refer to this when your team is looking to articulate its long-term strategy. [PDF]