Craft Pack is a set of rubrics and guidelines that helps individuals improve their effectiveness in their craft. By craft, we mean any area of proficiency such as software development, product management or flower arranging.
Craft Pack is organised into the following pillars:
- Team work
- Problem framing and assessment
- Continuous improvement
For convenience, new users will see that their Roobrick drive is automatically populated with relevant Craft Pack links.
As the saying goes, "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts". The same applies for teams.
We've all worked for different types of managers and leaders over the years. Some make their team members flourish, whilst others shut down every initiative. Liz Wiseman describes these personalities as multipliers and diminishers.
The Multipliers vs Diminishers rubric helps us all become multipliers by encouraging situations to be captured and analysed such as to produce multiplying courses of action.
Team Health Monitors
Atlassian has developed health monitor plays to assess how well your team is working together. This involves collectively rating your team based on a set of attributes.
The Roobrick team health monitor rubrics streamlines your health monitors, thereby encouraging more regular check-ins, just like you might run retrospectives on a regular basis.
- Atlassian Project Team Health Monitor
- Atlassian Service Team Health Monitor
- Atlassian Leadership Team Health Monitor
Problem Framing and Assessment
Working through problems in an expedent, yet robust manner is a key factor in effective organisations. This component of Craft Pack comprises rubrics that helps ensure problems and challenges are clearly defined such that the best solutions are identified.
Writing quality Objective and Key Results (OKR) is a skill that takes practice to master. The OKR Writing Guide rubric identifies best practice criteria for the creation of quality OKRs. Use the rubric to assess the quality of the OKRs you have written or alternativly, coach your team members to write better OKRs.
This rubric is a template for making robust decisions. The rubric helps ensure all important information is captured to make the decision. This includes clearly defining the problem statement, background information and supporting data.
The key considerations of the possible options are identified as aspects within the rubric to ensure each option is considered in light of every aspect. This approach results in a complete comparison of all the options which yields the most robust decision possible.
You may also like to read our making robust decisions blog post.
Businesses often need to make similar assessments on either a regular or ad-hoc basis. For example, when reviewing the suitability of a software package before purchasing or subscribing to it, an IT department will often have a set of criteria such as single sign on (SSO) that the software should support. In this case, the IT department should be able to identify a simple set of criteria to assess against rather than reviewing each case against separate criteria.
Craft Pack will include an ever increasing set of rubrics providing best practice assessment criteria and guidelines by crafts such as IT departments. These assessments can be used as they are or copied and customised for your organisation.
Some examples of recurring assessments are as follows:
|People Management||Performance reviews||TBD|
|People Management||Promotion reviews||TBD|
|Information Technology (IT)||Software purchasing||TBD|
|Software development, ...||Issue severity/impact||TBD (integration with Jira)|
|Software development, Quality Assurance||Task completion||TBD (integration with Jira)|
This rubric is oriented towards people and organisations who have not developed a custom growth profile.
The generic craft growth profile identifies a set of aspects and associated high level expectations that can be used to assess the proficiency of an individual. The rubric encourages individuals to regularly record details about their proficiency and areas for improvement as they perform their work. Roobrick will provide visualisations of assessment to help the individual track growth and identify opportunities for improvement.
The light weight moments feature of Roobrick encourages “wins” to be recorded and a culture of learning in the flow of work.
As Roobrick collects more data, machine learning will help gain further insights into common behaviours and patterns. This may then provide Atlassian with further insights and may allow Roobrick to make automated recommendations.
You may also like some of our other posts...
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- How Rubrics Save Time and Effort
- Unified Rubric
- Defining OKRs - Best Practices
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- A Better Way of Working
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- Markdown in Rubrics and Assessments
- Better Decision Making
- Single Point Rubrics Over Analytic Rubrics
- Rubrics in Business
- Making Robust Decisions
- Understanding Roobrick