Bill Liao keynotes on the scale-free self-organizing systems implemented by CoderDojo and how they can be used by other consumer software organizations that wants to achieve significant reach.
Chris Farrell, Shawn Button help workshop participants to see the problems of self-organization and learn using BEGIN -Boundaries, Empowerment, Goals, Ingredients, Nurture- to empower their team.
Gerry Kirk introduces the 7 levels of delegation by playing Delegation Poker, a game to make clear who’s responsible for what and on what level, useful to make decision making process explicit.
Vickie Gray explains how to change an organization’s culture one person at a time using the Core Protocols developed at McCarthy BootCamp under the lead of Jim and Michele McCarthy.
Harrison Owen argues that human systems are open, can’t be controlled, organizational agility is a natural act, and the best thing to do is to not stay in its way.
Martin Harbolt discusses Agile leadership practices promoting self organized teams and finding the proper rhythm for completing Agile projects with success.
Simon Brown discusses the role of the software architect, challenging some of the current assumptions and trying to redefine it in the context of Agile development.
Self-organization is a tricky thing. Agile coaches are challenged with how to motivate/persuade/trick their teams into self-organizing and doing things, without telling them what to do. This tutorial presents an approach utilizing leading-edge research and techniques from social complexity science and team dynamics to change the dynamics of a team with the aim of optimizing their work together.
In this presentation filmed during Agile 2007, Mike Cohn talks about the transitioning process towards an agile organization, why the process is inherently difficult, and what it takes to see self-organization emerging in a previously tightly controlled environment.