Great teams deliver what matters while improving.

There is no getting around the fact that the only measure of a great team—or a great organization—is whether it accomplishes what it sets out to accomplish.

—Patrick Lencioni

They work to understand what matters first, they put in the work to deliver, and they improve themselves.rL1 In order to do this, the best teams must have a clear purpose to define where they should focus.rS3

  1. Jeff Sutherland, Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, First Edition (New York: Crown Business, 2014). (See notes.)

  2. Patrick Lencioni, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, 1st ed (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012). (See notes.)