Safety is a hot topic in agile contexts today. Continuously begging the question –
Is it safe?
With a nod to the film Marathon Man. Safety is incredibly relevant to the level of true agile performance at a team level.
In the following post, Joshua Kerievsky mentioned a technique originated by Norm Kerth that explores ways to “check for” safety.
While this may be a relatively short post, it’s an important one. And this is NOT simply focused on safety at a team level. It’s also applicable for all levels of the organization.
I also really like that Josh gives a nod to Norm. A true pioneer in this space!
Norm wrote the book Project Retrospectives, which is a foundation for nearly all of the agile retrospective advice (books, articles, etc.) that followed it. I don’t think he gets enough credit for this important work.
Anyway, please read the post and renew your focus on safety awareness within your teams.
Stay agile my friends,