Inspire a Mutiny and Become a Self-Organizing Agile Team
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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. *** SHOWNOTES: -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" http://alistair.cockburn.us/Self-organization+means+mutiny -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: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/28/ge.html -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/ *** We'd love to hear any thoughts, ideas or feedback you have regarding the show. Email us: agile@troubleshootingagile.com Tweet us: twitter.com/TShootingAgile Also, if you'd like to leave us a review on iTunes (or just like and subscribe), you'll find us here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/troub…d1327456890?mt=2
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