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The Dream Team Nightmare

Boost Team Productivity Using Agile Techniques

by Portia Tung

Can you solve The Dream Team Nightmare?

Today is your first day at Love Inc. You’ve just been introduced to your new team as their Agile Coach. The team calls themselves The Dream Team. You are responsible for coming up with a plan to get the team back on track to achieve their project goals.

Shortly after the initial product launch, The Dream Team was set a challenge by the Management Team to try out an alternative way of working called Agile. Eighteen months on and the team is working anything but like a dream. In fact, life’s become a bit of a nightmare. Morale is low. Productivity has ground to a halt. Quality has become a taboo subject.

Management believes the project has reached an impasse. They demand results and are prepared to outsource the remainder of the project. You have 5 days to figure out how to help the team move forward.

Your fate and that of your team is entirely in your hands. What choices will you make? Choose badly and you’ll come to a sticky end. Choose wisely and you and your team stand a chance of living happily ever after. What will you choose to do?

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