Be Empowered (That’s an Order !) “Experience the Dynamics and the Paradoxes of Self-Organizing Teams”

  • Laurent Bossavit
  • Emmanuel Gaillot
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-24853-8_52

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3092)
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Bossavit L., Gaillot E. (2004) Be Empowered (That’s an Order !) “Experience the Dynamics and the Paradoxes of Self-Organizing Teams”. In: Eckstein J., Baumeister H. (eds) Extreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering. XP 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3092. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

“The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams,” argues the Agile Manifesto. Yet the opposite principle is built into the corporate model of collaboration: “someone has to be boss” – sometimes to the extent of attempting to mandate self-organization! Self-organization cannot be decreed from above, but conditions can be created which favor it; one such condition is that team members have experience with and can recognize self-organization. Drawing on lessons from the theatre, this workshop will provide just such an experience, as well as explore the conditions of self-organization.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurent Bossavit
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Gaillot
    • 2
  1. 1.Exoftware 
  2. 2.Independent 

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