Past Meetup

Agile Practitioners Bookclub: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

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Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery

928 Southeast 9th Avenue · Portland, OR

How to find us

We'll be in the Barrel Room. Go through the main bar area and through the glass doors on the right (yes, into the brewing area). Room is at the far right :)

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Details

Join us for a beer (or beverage of your choice) and a snack at the Rogue Eastside Pub to discuss Patrick Lencioni's book "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team". If you work with teams and team success, this book may be an interesting addition to your library.

Lencioni tells the story of a troubled Silicon Valley firm and the new CEO faced with uniting and guiding a team of leaders with the aim of making the company a success. Through this business fable, Lencioni highlights the common dysfunctions that he claims can cripple any team: absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results. He offers ways to assess a team and provides actionable steps on how to overcome each of the 5 dysfunctions.

Food for thought:

This book tells the tale of a CEO refashioning the dynamic of an executive committee. Do fables apply to everyone?

Is Lencioni right? Does he name the most important dysfunctions that challenge the teams you work with?

What can we learn from this representative tale about development teams? Where can we add our own wisdom to Lencioni's model?

We look forward to learning what Agile mindsets bring to the table!

Tip: It's worth reading some online book reviews for critical perspectives.