Presentation: "Coaching self-organizing teams"
Time: Thursday 14:15 - 15:15
Location: Henry Moore Room
Self-organization of human beings is a tricky thing. Agile coaches, especially ScrumMasters, are constantly challenged with how to motivate/persuade/trick their teams into self-organizing and doing things, without telling them what to do, but there is very little information or training on this topic. Allowing a team to self-organize along the lines of “oh well, they’re all adults, they’ll figure it out” is just as irresponsible as reverting to the command-and control school of management. So, how should one go about it? This tutorial presents an approach utilizing leading-edge research and techniques from social complexity science and team dynamics to change the dynamics of a team with the aim of optimizing their work together.
An introduction to socially complex systems and self-organization
- Social complexity and team dynamics
- Rank and Power issues
- Influence and Persuasion
Sense-making models and techniques
- The Stacey model
- The Cynefin butterfly model
Understanding cognitive bias
Intervention models and techniques
- The Heat model
- The ABIDE model
- The Flow model
Social network analysis and stimulation
Case studies and real-world applications Process/Mechanics
This tutorial will be held as a talk interspersed with exercises and discussion, allowing us to address real needs of attendees. Due to the nature of the topic, and of the exercises, attendance will be limited to 50 people.