For transformations to be successful, typical Component teams are giving way to self managing, cross functional teams, organized by customer value (Feature Teams)!

These Self-managing teams are the basis of Scrum, where the team has the authority to design, plan, and execute their task and to monitor and manage their work process and progress. The team rather than a (project) manager—has the responsibility of deciding how to work.

But Self-managing teams do not just happen by chance. Instead they need the right environment. The organization is responsible for supporting the team development by creating the conditions needed for the teams to succeed and the real empowerment starts when the teams are 'self designed' from the beginning - which means that team members choose their teams to work!

This workshop will showcase to the participants HOW they can form 'self designed' teams, and experience the joys of 'self organization'.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

* Background for Component Teams, Feature Teams - 5 mins

* Ideal Team Definition - 5 mins

* Market your Skills - 15 mins

* Cycle 1: Form Teams and Retrospect - 15 mins

* Cycle 2: Form Teams and Retrospect - 15 mins

* Cycle 3: Form Teams and Retrospect - 15 mins

* Review Teams and Choose Scrum Masters - 15 mins

* Q&A - 5 mins

Learning Outcome

* What is self organization and empowerment
* How to understand the team members strengths and weakness
* How you can help your teams to self-design and self organize
* How to build teams which deliver end to end customer-centric features
* How to challenge your organization's culture and hack it

Target Audience

Anyone who wishes to experience Self organization, including Executives, Agile Coach's, Scrum Masters, and Practitioners

Prerequisites for Attendees

Knowledge of Scrum

Awareness of "Feature Teams" would be useful



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