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

  • Laurent Bossavit
  • Emmanuel Gaillot
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3092)


“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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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

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

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