10 Top tips to grow a collaborative culture in product teams

  • Celebrate at sprint demos — there is nothing wrong with the odd fist bump and slice of cake.
  • Workshop with the team to did into your OKR or objectives and set a clear north star.
  • Lead epic kick off with the aim to ensure every one understands the outcome. Talk with those who may be struggling separately to help them align.
  • Make sure you support your team and regularly do less attractive tasks such as triage bugs, type up actions, write up GitHub tickets during epic kick offs, etc.
  • Support and challenge at an individual level and connect team members appropriately eg at stand up suggesting two people talk straight after.
  • Encourage frequent but short bursts of communications around epics and stories avoiding monologue, eg 2–3 line comments on GitHub, on Slack, and at stand up.
  • Show you care about every team member, from watching out for those over working to supporting individuals ambitions of growth.
  • Lunch together regularly and don’t just talk about the project at hand.
  • Regularly have retrospective meetings, but constantly frame the review on actions that will improve the teams processes and wellbeing.

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Product Warrior Podcaster, Chief Product Offier at Tes

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Tales from the product battlefeild