Let agile teams solve their problems.

Gianni Sawyer
1 min readOct 30, 2020


Straight off the bat, here’s a tip…make sure you know the full story before you try and give a solution or answer.

Have you ever had a lightbulb moment where you feel like you’ve got the answer?

Then you let everyone know about your amazing idea and it falls flat?

Could it be that you didn’t explain it well enough?

Could it be that the team were not listening?

Did you feel like they were being stubborn by not accepting your answer?

That’s the point…it was YOUR answer. To a problem you probably haven’t taken the time to really understand.

Sometimes you’ll need to be on hand to help your teams find a solution, but a more powerful move would be to give teams the confidence and space to solve these on their own.

If the answer comes from the team, the connection and enthusiasm will be there to see it through…regardless of how good a solution you think it might be.





Gianni Sawyer

I am a UK based Scrum Master and Agile Coach. You can also find me at www.findyouragile.co.uk