Certified Scrum Trainer Mark Levison has been around the block, more than a few times, and he was getting frustrated by what he saw happening in Scrum. When Mark is invited into businesses and industries to talk with Scrum teams, it’s typically with the request to help them do Scrum better so they can be more productive.
But practicing the mechanics of Scrum is not the answer to high performance. Yes, you’ll get some benefits, but not the most important ones. You can focus on the ceremonies – the daily stand-ups, the sprint planning, the retrospectives – and still not get the performance you’re expecting, or seeking.
So… why? What’s the secret? What’s the magic formula?
That’s what Mark wanted to know, which led him to study the elements that are found in high-performing teams. And what he discovered was actual neuroscience and behavioural psychology that makes the social aspects of team building surprisingly clear in their importance.
Now Mark has taken what he learned in those discoveries and formed them into five proven and practical Agile steps that can put a team on the path to high-performance success. And here’s sharing them with you now, here:
- A free eBook of the “5 Steps Towards Creating High-Performance Teams”. This outlines the key elements, the magic and neuroscience behind them, and how to implement them with your team. Subscribe below to receive your copy.
- The High-Performance Teams Game. Fun downloadable resources to help teams see the effects of choices/tradeoffs on productivity and team cohesion.
- This handy – and, dare we say, snazzy – infographic to summarize, focus, and remind.
Mark Levison has been helping Scrum teams and organizations with Agile, Scrum and Kanban style approaches since 2001. From certified scrum master training to custom Agile courses, he has helped well over 8,000 individuals, earning him respect and top rated reviews as one of the pioneers within the industry, as well as a raft of certifications from the ScrumAlliance. Mark has been a speaker at various Agile Conferences for more than 20 years, and is a published Scrum author with eBooks as well as articles on InfoQ.com, ScrumAlliance.org an AgileAlliance.org.