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   * That “bother them” or they “expect will bother them” and for which they’d like to establish an agreement, and then facilitate a discussion.   * That “bother them” or they “expect will bother them” and for which they’d like to establish an agreement, and then facilitate a discussion.
   * Working agreements or values that they have thought worked well when they were on other high performance teams (sports teams, work teams, etc.).   * Working agreements or values that they have thought worked well when they were on other high performance teams (sports teams, work teams, etc.).
 +  * A discussion about what the team will value. A good starting point for this discussion is the [[principles_and_values|Values and Principles]] from the various flavors of agile (Scrum, XP, Kanban, SAFe, DevOps, etc).
  
 Sometimes the mere act of talking about a potential agreement is enough, and no documentation or enforcement is required. One team I work with had a problem early in their life in that team members would often feel they had the right to interrupt other team members any time they had an issue. This meant that team members that were "deep in thought"​ were disrupted and had a problem restarting again. The discussion came up at the retrospective and it was agreed that a flag system would be put in place to signal whether the person was open for discussion (green - no problem, yellow - if important, red - don'​t). Flags were bought and placed in work areas. And then they were never used. Reality was that because the discussion was had, people were aware of the issue and were much more careful about observing whether a person was open for interruption. Sometimes the mere act of talking about a potential agreement is enough, and no documentation or enforcement is required. One team I work with had a problem early in their life in that team members would often feel they had the right to interrupt other team members any time they had an issue. This meant that team members that were "deep in thought"​ were disrupted and had a problem restarting again. The discussion came up at the retrospective and it was agreed that a flag system would be put in place to signal whether the person was open for discussion (green - no problem, yellow - if important, red - don'​t). Flags were bought and placed in work areas. And then they were never used. Reality was that because the discussion was had, people were aware of the issue and were much more careful about observing whether a person was open for interruption.
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