In this week's Podcast we're on to the penultimate Agile Principle, number 11: 'The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.'
Amongst much more, we discuss:
-How what should actually constitute a team is the sharing of a problem, not a manager.
-The importance of employing a dynamic team approach, rather than a static one, to solving problems.
-How the unique specificity of this principle is designed to get us away from the old 'phase' approach and avoid costly hand-offs.
-Specific techniques to inspire a mutiny and become a self-organizing team, with some lessons from Stephen Bungay's 'The Art of Action', such as how to employ Direct Opportunism.
-The Spotify model and the importance of shunning the easy route of adopting an off-the-shelf model.
-The 12 Agile Principles: http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html
-Alistair Cockburn's mighty fine Koan for Agile development:
"Management tells the workers to mutiny.
The workers refuse"
-Stephen Bungay's brilliant book, 'The Art of Action': https://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Action-Leaders-between-Actions/dp/1857885597/
-The unique case of the General Electric plant in Durham, North Carolina:
-Spotify's self-organised teams, not an off-the-shelf model to copy: https://labs.spotify.com/2014/03/27/spotify-engineering-culture-part-1/
-Sign up to CITCON in Vienna, there aren't many spaces left: http://citconf.com/
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