I am asked a question of what traits should be in my team. To me, being Agile can be trained to some extent. However, some traits are natural to Agile and suit the person well. This is what makes the person perform exceptionally well in an Agile team. Here are some quick guides to look out.
Natural Trait for Agile Team
- Thirst of knowledge and passionate to learn.
- High intrinsic motivation.
- Ability to innovate and embrace changes.
- High integrity and self monitoring.
- “Never say die” attitude
To tease out these traits, ask hard scenario based questions. You can also expose team to such scenarios and raise their awareness. Some members will thrive while others lag behind. You may want to redeploy laggards to maintain a high delivery Agile team.