The planning process – or lack of it – is one of the biggest pain points for government leaders and workers who want to be
7 Ways High-Performing Government Teams Plan Their Work
High performing government teams use agile processes and practices to predictability deliver high-value products and services to their customers.They collaborate with each other and engage their stakeholders and customers early and often. One of the key indicators for the success of these teams is how they plan their work. We have found these seven planning practices to be instrumental in high performing agile teams.
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|Planning Practice||Why They Do It||How They Do It|
|1. Define Success Up Front||To prioritize and focus their efforts on achieving outcomes and not just completing tasks|| |
|2. Plan Collaboratively||To create collective ownership and accountability toward shared goals|| |
|3. Break Work Down Into Small Increments||To quickly deliver value and get feedback and know what to work on next|| |
|4. Understand their capacity||To deliver predictably based on a realistic plan and not get burned out|| |
|5. Ask for what they need||To make sure they as working as effectively as possible|| |
|6. Consider potential risks||To avoid and prevent problems that are likely to occur and to increase confidence in the plan|| |
|7. Manage dependencies||To maintain positive relationships by supporting other teams and to stay on track when something is needed outside of their team|| |
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As agility coaches specializing in state and local government organizations, one of the most common concerns that we hear from leaders is that their staff