31722Re: Performance measurement of team members?
- Aug 13, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Paul Hudson" <phudson@...>
>Earlier I said, "the team is the best one to decide who is and is not
> What about trying to improve the performance of the underperformer?
performing and let peer pressure do the rest." By that I meant exactly
what you suggest. In practice I have seen it go both ways. Sometimes
underperformers are pressured by their team to "step it up" and they
do, often with the help of their team through pairing with a higher
performer or whatever. Sometimes, however, the underperformer is an
underperformer because they either don't care or simply aren't capable
of keeping up with the rest of the team. In that situtation the team
either relegates them to "grunt work" or "votes them off the island".
In my opinion this is a significant value of Scrum. Low performing
team members are dealt with entirely organically without the need for
management intervention and the team is invariably stronger as a
result thus eliminating the need for any of the heavyweight low-value
high overhead processes and procedures command & control organizations
typically use to identify and eliminate low performers.
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