31714RE: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Performance measurement of team members?
- Aug 13, 2008
What about trying to improve the performance of the underperformer?
(Both this and the other thread on individual performance measurement seem to have the implicit assumption under performers need to be pushed out of the team)
I have seen this this happen naturally, but not to the extreme you
describe. The underperforming member gets put only on tasks that are
off the critical path to getting a story done, and other team members
avoid pairing situations with them.
I will add another twist - what if this person's pay-rate is out of
proportion to their responsibilities and productivity within the team?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "davenicolette"
> Of course that's a glib answer. It would be a long, slow process of
> change to convert an organization at that level. In the meantime,
> here's something I've seen teams do with the underperformer: They
> don't let that person work on anything of substance. He/she can sit
> there and read magazines or surf the web, or maybe he/she can be in
> charge of arranging the team snacks nicely on the shelf or tossing out
> the speaking token at the daily scrum or moving task cards across the
> board. Self-organizing teams won't let that person impede their
> progress. The Legal and HR departments can still go ahead and do
> whatever they do.
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