An impediment is anything that is slowing down or keeping the Team from getting work Done. Impediments come in various forms : a sick team member, a lack of resource, a hurricane or even earth invasion. If it’s blocking the team from performing to the best of its abilities, it is an impediment. More seriously now, there will always be hundreds of impediments for the Team, the most important is to identify the ones you can have an impact on, then list the most painful ones and tackle these. We also talk about roadblocks.