No micromanagement

Mike Cohn, one of the Agile gods, has a new article about micromanagement, or not micromanaging to be precise. Good reminders about 1) sharing information, not hoarding, and 2) making sure the team has full autonomy to do what they need to do, and other points. All too often I see information hoarding used as a power trick, but the team players suffer as a result.

I really do love Agile and Scrum: seeing each member of the team encouraged to perform to their best using their skills, with all contributing to the outcome of the work. So much better than top-down dictatorial direction-giving, which ends up being disempowering.