Fostering self-organization: Ten Ninja techniques for Managers and Executives
Agile principles advocate self-organized teams for developing the best architectures, requirements and designs. Left to itself, any group of living organisms (humans included) will self-organize to survive and thrive. Self-organization in Agile is focused towards creating collective value. In business organizations, the management function is vested with authority for enabling value creation. Managers have to skillfully use and delegate this vested authority to be effective. This session/ workshop is for practicing managers and executives who are managing agile teams. It will introduce them to a readily usable toolkit for fostering self-organization while retaining the right level of oversight.
Outline/structure of the Session
1. Ice-breaker: Audience interaction on a number of real life situations and how managers might respond to those situations? 10 min 2. Introduction to the agile manager's style deck (aka the 10 Ninja techniques) and a simple spatio-temporal model for visualizing styles that can be adopted. 15 min 3. Table Activity to practice the Ninja toolkit in a number of real life scenarios 40 min 4. De-brief of table activity 15 min 5. Q&A 10 min
In this session/ workshop you will learn the following: As a Manager/ Executive, * What is the range of team management styles that can be adopted for agile teams? * What are the factors to be considered for adopting different team management styles? * How can you effectively support your team's journey towards true self-organization?
Managers, Team Leads, Executives