Fostering Self-Organizing Teams Presentation
Fostering Self-Organizing Teams

Fostering Self-Organizing Teams Presentation

At the 2017 Global Scrum Gathering in San Diego, CA, I presented on Fostering Self-Organizing Team. Below is the abstract of the talk, along with links to the Fostering Self-Organizing Team blog series and the presentation slides. 2017 San Diego Global Scrum Gathering Abstract: One of the 12 principles of the Agile manifesto states that “The…

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The ScrumMaster’s Progressive Delegation Responsibility
ScrumMaster Progressive Delegation by Angel Medinilla

The ScrumMaster’s Progressive Delegation Responsibility

Earlier when we discussed the ScrumMaster's role is fostering a self-organizing team, I mentioned that the ScrumMaster needs to be self aware of her individual skills development journey and understand at what level of expertise she is at and work on moving to the higher levels so she can effectively help the team as a whole.…

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Delegation Board for Fostering a Self-Organizing Team
Situational Leadership + RACI - Management 3.0

Delegation Board for Fostering a Self-Organizing Team

We’ve seen how individuals acquire skills; how teams go through different development stages; how leaders need to adjust their leadership style based on the skills of their followers and the stage of their team to establish the necessary attributes to foster a high performing self-organizing team. A good tool to use to help in fostering this…

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7 Attributes of a Self-Organizing Team
7 Attributes of a Self-Organizing Team

7 Attributes of a Self-Organizing Team

A self-organizing team needs to have these 7 attributes to be successful. Supportive Context: The team needs to have some basic foundations like Infrastructure including a physical space suitable for team collaboration along with modern technical tools and infrastructure to perform the needed work.Information including access to necessary people and data to better understand the work…

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Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model
Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model

Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model

Allan Drexler and David Sibbet developed a team performance model framework for understanding team development that has similar concepts to those covered by Tuckman. In the Drexler/Sibbet model, there is a concept of a bouncing ball where team building begins with a lot of freedom of imagination, openness and aspirations and then slowly becomes more and…

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Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development
Tuckman's Stages of Group Development

Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development

Now that we’ve looked at individual development, let’s look at team development. The most known model is Bruce Tuckman’s stages of group development from forming, norming, storming and performing. A team goes through these stages as they transition from coordinating to cooperating to collaborating to hyper performing. These phases are all necessary and inevitable in order…

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Situational Leadership
Situational Leadership

Situational Leadership

In Situational Leadership, the emphasis is on changing the leader’s leadership style and approach based on the type of follower you are working with. By considering high/low competency and high/low commitment, a follower can be Situational Leadership - Learner Type Enthusiastic Beginner - Low Competence/Low Confidence and Commitment. Eager to learn, ready to take on new…

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The Dreyfus Model of Skills Acquisition
Dreyfus Model Of Skills Acquisition

The Dreyfus Model of Skills Acquisition

The Dreyfus model of skills acquisition by brothers Stuart and Huber Dreyfus covers covers a similar concept as the 3 step ShuHaRi but uses 5 stages instead from novice to expert. The stages follows a progression from rigid adherence to rules to an intuitive mode of reasoning based ontacit knowledge. Michael Eraut summarized the five stages…

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Shu Ha Ri
ShuHaRi

Shu Ha Ri

Alistair Cockburn made the analogy to Aikido (Japanese martial art) in terms of how we learn a technique and get better at it from beginner/novice, to journeyman, to master. There are 3 stages of gaining knowledge: Shu – Beginner stage In shu, we repeat the forms and discipline ourselves so that our bodies absorb the forms…

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