Organising Your Organization to Self-Organise (Rick Cusolito)


“The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.” – Principles behind the Agile Manifesto

Using a combination of games and presentation, this interactive session will explore self-organization, its advantages, and techniques for fostering its growth in your teams.

I’ve worked with all types of teams over the past two decades, and I have no doubt that the Agile Manifesto has it right. In my roles as agile coach, scrum master, business analyst, project manager, and quality manager, I’ve seen firsthand how product development teams thrive when they are empowered to succeed.

Self-organization is a competitive advantage, but how do we un-learn hundreds of years of management practices? I’ll propose strategies management can use to encourage self-organizing teams.

Teams need delegated authority, but there is a wide spectrum between micro-management and chaos. I will suggest what teams can do to be empowered and the responsibility that comes with self-organization.

You won’t leave with a magic formula, but you will take away some thought-provoking questions and a direction on the path to self-organization.

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