Every team plateaus and people come and go. If you’re feeling like you’re at a plateau, joining a new team, or the team has gone through a bunch of changes, run a Team Retrospective using the Speedboat analogy.
I recently joined a new team, and reviewing our Agile Scrum cycle, ran a Speedboat Retrospective on the implementation of Agile and gathered team insights on our level of maturity. I found this tremendously insightful. It gave me my own Scrum Master backlog of things to focus on. It also gave me a list of things that were working and I shouldn’t try to break them. It’s good not to come with assumptions of the problems the team may have. You may observe some things that may or MAY NOT be true. Run a Team Retrospective about how Agile is being utilized and see whether the team confirms or dissuades you from your initial impression of issues on the team.