Posted by: kerrywills | March 30, 2018

Form like Voltron

I grew up in the 1980s and one of my favorite shows was “Voltron” which was a cartoon where five robot lions were protecting their planet from enemy attacks. The five lions could fight individually but when the battle got very tough, they would combine into one giant robot known as Voltron. I see this approach as similar to how we need to operate on our delivery teams. Each team member has a specific role and function that they need to focus on. However when there is a significant challenge or problem, they all need to come together (like when Voltron gets formed).

For the most part the team should focus on their individual roles but there are a few scenarios where Voltron needs to be formed…

  • A critical issue that is preventing the team from moving forward
  • A customer-facing challenge which is time sensitive
  • A looming deadline which has financial or other significant implications


There are probably other scenarios but the key point is that we should remember that we have the option to come together to solve larger problems as a team and possibly become as legendary as Voltron.

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