While the agile community has come up with refreshingly new approaches to scale agile methods, these models still seem to fall short in addressing the organizational complexity around large projects. This article provides a holistic approach to scaling Scrum. It is based on LeSS, amending it to better face the challenges of large projects.
Shared leadership is a modern and exciting way to lead and manage. The goal of sharing authority within a team of leaders is to maximize the use of all capabilities and ideas in the organization. It does not force change upon the organizational structure, but builds on the existing structure and makes the best of it. In this article Walid Farag explores shared leadership and provides a case study.
The book Management 3.0 Workout by Jurgen Appelo contains games, practices, stories and tools that can be used to improve management in organizations. Managers can use the book to develop skills for servant leadership and increase employee engagement. Agile teams can adopt management practices described in the book to improve team work and collaboration helping them to become self-organizing.
The third article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams covers what it means to lead a self-organising team.
The second article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams discusses why we need self-organising teams. 2
This first article from a series of on Leading Self-Organising Teams explores what self-organising teams are. 3
InfoQ did an interview with Ignace and Yves Hanoulle about their book "The Leadership Game", leadership styles, pair training and observing and giving feedback.
The people’s Scrum is a collection of essays on agile ideas and practices. InfoQ interviewed Tobias Mayer about people, teams and self organization with Scrum and about AgileLib.net.
Good leaders create an environment where self-organizing teams can thrive and create great products and services to delight their customers, as Ole Jepsen explains in this interview.
Great projects rely on commitment from individual team members, teams and projects: Agile teams committing based on business needs and their capabilities, and delivering against those commitments.
Schools use Scrum to help self-organized student teams to learn more effectively and develop themselves in an enjoyable way. An interview with people involved in teaching with Scrum.
All you’ve ever wanted to know about self-organized companies, without daring actually run one. 6