16 September 2021

Tuckman’s Stages of Team Development

The Scrum framework consists of Scrum Teams and their associated accountabilities, artifacts, events and rules as defined in the Scrum Guide.

Four Stages Of Every Scrum Team

Scrum Team values, goal and rules

  • To work effectively, it is essential for a Scrum Team that everyone within the team :
    • Embraces Values of the Scrum framework such as Courage, Focus, Commitment, Respect, and Openness,
    • Adheres the same norms and rules,
    • Follows the common goal, which wires them to both IT and business outcomes.

Scrum Team setting-up

  • When setting up a new Scrum Team, you always need to keep in mind that no new team will deliver with the highest possible performance right from the beginning.
    • After setting up the team, it has to go through certain phases as described by the Tuckman-Model :
      • Forming
      • Storming
      • Norming
      • Performing

Tuckman’s Stages of Team Development

  • How long it takes until the Scrum Team reaches the Performing Phase varies from team to team
    • Hiring good rugby players for the same club will not make a good rugby team as soon as they start to play together.
    • They first need to learn and adapt their playing styles, their strengths and weaknesses to assist each other, and to play in harmony.
    • Scrum teams are not that different.
    • Therefore, it’s vital to keep in mind that it usually takes about 3 to 5 Sprints until the team becomes mature enough to deliver its results effectively and predictably.

Scrum framework

Scrum Team

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Updated : 02/09/2021

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