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Self Organizing Teams

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Chris Dagenais

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Self Organizing Teams
Chris Dagenais
Director of Software Development
Yardi Systems Inc (Formerly Point2)
14 yrs Software Dev and Manager
What is it?
a team granted the autonomy to determine the best way to solve a problem as well as implement the solution in the way they feel is the most effective.
Team Oriented
Shared Leadership
Shared Responsibility
Learning
Communication and
Collaboration
Benefits
Better solutions
Higher productivity
Less micro managment
Happier employees
Requirements?
Management buy-in
Freedom to fail
promotes creativity
learn
Team presented with problems and opportunities
what and why
Great intra-team communication
peer to peer feedback
group problem solving
Cross functional
Clear goals
Accountability and Responsibility
Stages
Telling
Selling
Participating
Delegating
Paul Hersey and
Ken Blanchard
Advanced Options
Hiring involvement
Salary decisions
Work Schedule
Tool Purchases
Forming
team created
don't understand their goal yet
Storming
team discovers their mission
turbulence as team members jockey for position
Norming
team is working well together
everybody knows their place on the team
all working towards the same goal
Performing
team all working hard for same goal
people can leave/join the team without huge effect
many responbilities delegated to the team
[Bruce Tuckman]
Wrapping up
autonomy
team oriented
less micromanagement
more trust
freedom to fail
team given what and why, not how
clear goal
cdagenais@point2.com
@mdchris
http://ca.linkedin.com/in/mdchris

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Team/Organizational focus
Ownership
Trust
Exercise
4 teams
2-1 tester/dev
fold planes for 3 minutes
devs fold
testers ensure it can reach it's destination
Exercise
4 teams

Goal: fly paper across the room

2 minutes to decide team composition and how to achieve goal
3 minute iteration
2 minute retrospective, propose changes
3 minute iteration
Tap in to the secret sauce
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