Forming Self-Selected Teams: How to Create Happy, Empowered, and Effective Teams
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.
Outline/structure of the Session
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!
Agile Coaches, Product or Engineering Managers/Directors, Release Train Engineers, Program Managers, individual contributors, and other organizational change leaders