I was on vacation in Italy in a hotel with a pool right in front of the sea.
I walked 2 km to the left and 2 km to the right.
Every hotel had a similar offering:
- Loungers (next to the pool)
- Sea access
- Loungers (next to the sea)
Every day in the morning the hotel crew did the same activities:
- Get breakfast ready
- Clean the pool
- Get the bar ready
- Clean and level the beach
- Clean the pool and sea loungers
Almost every hotel had a 3 star, 4 star or 4S stars!
Let us extend the idea of hotels and their crew to a company (sea side) with agile teams (hotels) and team members (hotel crew) and agile maturity (stars).
How would each team stand apart?
If you had 4 km of all companies in the radius all being 3 to 4 stars, how would you stand apart?
Eat breakfast, jump in the pool, have a drink, lounge a bit, jump in the sea and REPEAT.
Consume a software service, use a feature, cancel a booked feature, watch progress of a feature and REPEAT
What brings us back to the hotel?
What brings us back to a software service?
Is it something that they do that makes them stand apart?
Interestingly the hotel where I was staying one day arranged for DJ and a Grill.
It was a simple idea but it made them stand apart!
What is your team doing to stand apart?