We have already seen the usual roles in agile teams and we mentioned that an agile best practice is to build a team that is self-organizing.
But what does it mean exactly?
That the team has the ability and the authority to take decisions and implement them.
- They volunteer for their work during each planning
- They estimate their work
- They pull their work and don’t wait for their leader to assign work. This ensures a greater sense of ownership and commitment.
- They manage their work (re-allocation, re-estimation, re-factoring, …)
- They understand the requirements and can ask anytime to clarify their doubts
- They continuously enhance their own skills, provide feedback and recommend ideas and improvements.
- An agile team does not ask the steering group to make decisions. Instead, it informs the steering group which decisions have been made that week.
Self-organised teams are faster to adapt to changes, acts more efficiently, like a compact team and their members glue and communicate more together.
How do you bring a team to be self-organizing?
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