Forming Self-Selected Teams: How to Create Happy, Empowered, and Effective Teams

schedule Feb 23rd 03:40 PM - 04:00 PM people 2 Attending

How do you create excited, engaged, happy, and effective teams? Start them off right by letting your engineers choose their own teams and projects! Through a proven technique called self-selection, Opower was able to turn a tribe of 40 engineers, many of whom were unexcited about continuing to work on the same old products, into six high-performing teams with engineers who were excited to embark on a new adventure, acquire new skills, and ship awesome code.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Outline:
How do you create excited, engaged, happy, and effective teams? Let your engineers choose their own teams and projects!
 
What is self-selection?
Problems self-selection can solve & how
Why does this work?
How to roll-out self-selection
- Timeline
- Generating buy-in & excitement
- Preparing your teams
- Running a self-selection event
- Dealing with concerns
- Measuring success
Q&A
 
We've also posted a case study about the process:http://nomad8.com/opower-case-study-self%C2%AD-selection-pilot/ This talk will be more generalized and about the mechanics of self-selection with some Opower examples mixed in.

Learning Outcome

Attendees of this session should come away with:

  • An understanding of the benefits of self-selecting teams
  • The ability to identify which of their teams would benefit from this approach
  • Knowledge of the mechanics of setting up and running a self-selection event.
  • We will also share some key lessons learned and save time for questions!

Target Audience

Agile Coaches, Product or Engineering Managers/Directors, Release Train Engineers, Program Managers, individual contributors, and other organizational change leaders

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