Te Reo Māori | English Agile adoption (Conversation set)

Increase Agile adoption, detect and diagnose risks, improve performance in squad teams. 

View the traditional Agile adoption conversation set here.

 

You may be familiar with our Agile adoption conversation set. It is used to help improve the coaching effectiveness of Agile coaches and scrum masters. It also helps to maintain a growth mindset for each individual by encouraging people to reflect on how they could improve collaboration, be more adaptable and learn continuously.

 

The great news is we’ve now collaborated with Maurea consulting to translate these conversations into Te Reo Māori to form a dual language conversation set. Together with Maurea consulting, we want to help people ignite their Māori Cultural Competency in a safe, fun and explorative way, making Māori culture accessible. With a history of working with large organisations in Aotearoa and leading change through their Te Kaa programme, Maurea consulting were a natural choice as a partner for Joyous.

 

Within this conversation set, you’ll still find all of the same categories and topics as
you would in the traditional Agile adoption set; however, questions will be presented with both their English and Te Reo Māori translations.

 

The intent of these dual-language conversations is to help people in Aotearoa positively identify with Māori culture. They will also help people who want to improve their Te Reo Māori as we are able to present the two languages side by side in Joyous.

 

Here is the full conversation set.

 


Taumata Whakaaro | Mindset

Mahi tahi | Collaboration

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Kei te aroha atu au ki ōku hoa, me te kiritaki.

I feel empathy for my squad members and our customer. 

Ka pēhea e pai ake tō hono atu ki o hoa kei tō rōpū, ki ngā kiritaki hoki?

How might you build a closer relationship with your squad and customer?

Ka mahi ngātahi tō mātou rōpū ki te kimi rongoā mō ngā raru.

Our squad works together to solve problems.

He aha ētahi āhuatanga e taea ai koe te whakapai ake i te mahi ngātahi o tō rōpū?

What could you do to help improve squad collaboration? 

Te Urutau | Adaptability

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

He māmā ki a au te whakahāngai i a au ki ngā panonitanga.

I find it easy to adapt to continuous change.

He aha ngā āhuatanga tauwhiro i a koe i ngā wā o te toimahatanga?

What helps you the most when facing changes?

Ko te aronga o tō mātou rōpū he manaaki i te hunga kiritaki.

Our squad's focus is on delivering value to our customer.

He aha ngā panonitanga ka whakaūhia e koe kia puta ake ai ngā hua ki te kiritaki?

What changes would help you deliver more value to the customer?

Ngā āhuatanga Ako | Learning Cycles

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

I te nuinga o te wā kei te ngāna au ki te whakapakari i a au anō.

I am often making improvements to do better.

Ka pēhea nei tō whai kia nui atu ngā mahi whakapaipai?

How might you make improvements more often?

Ko tāku i ētahi wā he tautohu he aha ngā āhuatanga papai, ha aha ngā āhuatanga kino.

I regularly identify what has worked and what has not.

He aha te huarahi tika ki te tautohu, me te tuari whakaaro e pā ana ki ngā āhuatanga pai me ngā āhuatanga kino?

What would be the best way to identify and share what's working and what is not?

 


Te Hanganga | Structure

Ngā Haepapatanga | Responsibilities

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

E mārama ana ki a au ngā mahi a tēnā, a tēnā i tōku rōpū.

The role of each individual in my squad is clear to me.

He tūranga mahi atu anō e hiahia ana koe te whai?

Are there any roles you would like to understand more about?

E mārama ana ka pēhea taku tūranga mahi e tautoko i tō mātou rōpū ki te taunaki i a tātou kiritaki.

It is clear how my role helps our squad deliver value to our customer.

He tikanga mahi anō āu e mahue ana i tā te rōpū whakatūtuki i ngā mahi?

Is there anything you do that is missing from your [team's] definition of done?

Ngā Whakaritenga Rōpū Mahi | Team Structure

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

E mārama ana ka pēhea e taea ai [te kamupene] e tuku āwhina ki tō mātou rōpū kia tika ai ngā mahi.

It is clear how [org]'s agile structure allows our squad to perform.

He tūranga moruki kua mahue atu e [kamupene] ki waho?

Are there any agile roles missing from [org]?

Ka taea e tō mātou ake rōpū te whakaputa i ngā hua.

Our squad is able to deliver value independently.

Ka pēhea rānei e tere ake ai tā mātou whakatika i ngā māurutanga?

How might we solve for dependencies faster?

Ngā mahi Whakahaere | Governance

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Ko tā mātou rōpū he whakaraupapa i ngā mahi e kitea ana te nui o te putanga o ngā hua.

Our squad prioritises the work that delivers the most value.

He pātai rānei āu mō ngā arotau?

Do you have any questions about our priorities?

He tino pai a te kōkiritanga o ngā mahere me ngā huihuinga whakapakari.

Our sprint planning and grooming sessions are efficient.

Ka pēhea rānei tā mātou whakatere ake i ngā mahi whakamahere, whakaritenga hoki?

How might we make planning and grooming more efficient?

 


Ngā tukanga | Processes

Ngā ritenga | Rituals

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

He pai te whakahaerenga o a mātou whakaritenga.

Our squad rituals are well-run.

Me pēhea tātou e whakapai ake i ā mātou tikanga?

How might we improve our squad rituals?

He nui ngā hua ka puta mōku i tōku whai wāhi ki ngā tikanga o tō mātou rōpū.

I get value out of participating in our squad rituals.

He aha pea ki a koe ētahi atu āhuatanga whai hua?

What might make our rituals more valuable to you?

Ngā Whakatakotoranga Kaupapa | Planning

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Ka rongohia tōku reo i a mātou hui whakamahere.

I feel like I have a say in our planning sessions.

He aha ki a koe tētahi āhuatanga e pā ana ki ngā mahi mahere hei whakaarotanga mō te rōpū?

What is one thing you would like our squad to consider more during planning?

Kei te āhua o ngā tikanga whakamahere, whakatau whakaaro ka āhei mātou ki te whakamātau, me te ako hoki.

The way we plan and make decisions enables us to rapidly test and learn.

Me pēhea tō rōpū e whakamātau, e ako ai hoki kia wawe tonu?

How might our squad test and learn more rapidly?

Ngā Whakatutukinga Mahi | Performance

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Tino pai te tukunga o tō mātou rōpū i ngā hua ki a mātou kiritaki.

My squad delivers value to our customer regularly.

Me aha rānei tō mātou kāhui kia rite tonu ai te kounga kia tuku?

What might our squad do to deliver value more regularly?

Ka inea ōku whakapututukitanga mahi nā runga i ngā putanga e āwhina nei au ki te whakaputa.

My performance is measured by the outcomes I help deliver.

He aha tētahi putanga ina tata nei kua āwhinatia e koe?

What is an outcome you helped to deliver recently?


 


Hangarau me te Taiao | Technology and Environment

Te ao kikokiko | Physical Environment

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Ko te wāhi mahi o tōku rōpū ka wawe ai tā mātou mahi i ngā mahi.

My squad's physical environment allows us to work in an agile way.

He aha rānei ngā momo huarahi ka taea e tō tīma ki te whakarite ai te wāhi ki a Agile?

What ways could your squad adapt the physical space to be more suited to agile?

Kei au ngā taputapu me ngā tūhononga e tutuki pai ai aku mahi.

I have the devices and connectivity I need to work effectively.

He take rānei i ngā tūhonohono ki āu rauemi matihiko?

Are there any issues you have with your devices and connectivity?

Huarahi Whai Hua | Delivery Pipeline

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Mā tō mātou tukanga tūkawa ka taeatia tonutia e mātou te tuku hua.

Our integration process allows us to deliver value often.

Ka pēhea ai mātou kia tere ake te pāhekoheko te whakahaere?

Is there anything we could do to speed up our integration process?

Ko tā mātou huarahi whakamātau kei te āhua aunoa e tika ana.

Our test approach is as automated as it should be.

Ko ēhea wāhanga o tā mātou whakamātautau e hiahia ana koe kia aunoatia?

What aspects of our test approach would you like us to automate further?

Ngā Pūnaha | Systems

Rated Statement Conversation Starter

Kei tōku rōpū ngā taputapu tika kia wawe ai te whakatutuki i ngā mahi.

Our squad has the right tools to support an agile way of working.

He taputapu atu anō e hiahia ana tō koutou rōpū kia whakatere ake?

Are there any tools that your squad needs to be more agile?

Ka tutuki ngā āhuatanga mahi kia toitū, nā ā mātou pūnaha i pērā ai.

Our systems enable us to perform at a sustainable pace.

Me pēhea tā mātou whakapai ake i ā mātou pūnaha hei tautoko ake i tētahi momo tere e toitū ana?

How might we improve our systems to support a sustainable pace?