Some provocative propositions for software development teams

I recently spent some time determining "provocative propositions" about software development teams as part of the Appreciative Inquiry course that I am attending. These statements reflect the best aspects of all the teams I have experienced, described as if they are happening here and now.

  • We celebrate what we create
  • We congratulate ourselves and each other
  • We work together
  • We know we can find solutions to our puzzles
  • We have fun
  • We taste the fruit of our labour
  • Our team has a shared heart
  • People want to use our great computer systems
  • Our great computer systems provide real benefit
  • We look forward to doing more of this work tomorrow
Just writing that down feels very inspirational to me - how does it feel to read it?