Do you think your team members are taking more time than they are supposed to for a task? Do they know how you feel? If not, when was the last time you gave a review to a team member? If your feedback loops are at long intervals, you are losing precious resource hours in wasted productivity. If you try to revamp their working style at the end of a product or service development lifecycle, it is too late. In this article in her blog, Johanna Rothman shares how managers can optimize feedback loops using three short but relevant questions.
Questions to Optimize Feedback Loops
How Long Are They Working on the Work Item?
Sometimes, team members postpone implementing a work item due to a priority list. Such pending tasks keep mounting. Suddenly, you find the team overwhelmed and burnt out. Feedback loops are the best ways to find out such stalled items. Additionally, you get to know if the team requires extra hands or interdepartmental support to produce their work deliverables.
What Value Does the Work Item Provide?
If your team members have been delaying a work item for a long time, probably the clients do not need it anymore. If no one asked about the progress status of the item., maybe it is time that you removed the item from the Kanban board.
Why Is It Taking So Long to Complete?
There can be multiple reasons why the team is not done with the item yet. It might be that the entire team must work on it together to reach completion. Sometimes, the resources do not have the needed skills, or the team is stuck on a problem. Some work items also require cross-departmental support. Frequent feedback loops can enable you to remove such roadblocks for the team.
To view the original article in full, visit the following link: https://www.jrothman.com/mpd/2022/08/shorten-team-feedback-loops-with-these-three-questions-to-increase-throughput/
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