Boundary, Authority, Role and Task : BART Analysis Applied
Clear definitions of Role, Task and Authority are essential when people assemble to do work.
Unclear definitions of these items leads to all sorts of waste.
Scrum’s very clear Roles and associated Tasks and Authority are a big part of what makes actually Scrum ‘tick’.
A Boundaries ‘collection’ is an attribute of the Role, Task and Authority ‘objects’. This session deconstructs Role, Task & Authority in terms of associated Boundaries. Note that boundaries can come in many forms, including: boundaries of time, boundaries in terms of access to resources, etc.
Attend this session to learn about succeeding at group-level process improvement.
When groups of people have trouble executing on work, the root cause is often related to definitions of Role, Task, Authority, and associated Boundaries. When definitions are clear, there is little ambiguity. When definitions are clear, there is potentially no waste generated from the need to discover these definitions and related Boundaries. Well defined BART is required to reach the hyper-productive state at the group (“system”) level.
BART analysis is a tool for discovering solvable problems related to Role, Authority, Task and Boundary. Note that Role, Authority, and Task each have, as an attribute, one or more Boundary objects. Much more of this kind of detail, on BART, is the focus of the 45-minute talk.
This is a fast-paced “lightning-like” talk. The intent is to introduce you to BART analysis and orient you; from there you are responsible to dig deeper and put BART to use as you evaluate your teams, Scrum, other Agile practices etc.
Those who attend must do homework in advance and the presenter assumes that homework is done. The homework is to completely read the following paper in advance of attendance:
05 Minutes on background of development of BART analysis 35 Minutes of quick pace through key points above, with Q&A every step of the way, no waiting for Q&A at end 05 Wrap it up with Summary and links to more resources
I’m open to anything that anyone has to say. Questions?
- Exit with tools to do your own BART (Boundary, Authority, Role and Task) analysis on any group-level situation
- Experience your current projects in a whole new way via BART
- Gain insight into how well-defined Roles, Tasks, Authority and associated Boundaries deeply influence resulting efficiency and quality
- Discover the ‘secret sauce’ of Scrum’s success in organizing work
- Apply a whole new, CLEAR way to thinking …. about your group-level problem-solving issues back home