The Liberators Network

Self-Organization As A Survival Skill (And How Self-Managing Teams Get You There)

December 18, 2020 The Liberators Season 1 Episode 64
The Liberators Network
Self-Organization As A Survival Skill (And How Self-Managing Teams Get You There)
Show Notes

In today's episode, we talk about self-management and self-organization. How are those concepts related. And why are incredibly both valuable and important, even now that the Scrum Guide changed its language to emphasize "self-managing Scrum Teams" instead of "self-organizing Scrum Teams"?

Coincidentally, we dedicated a chapter in our book - the Zombie Scrum Survival Guide - to self-organization and self-management. In it, we make the case that the Scrum Guide always meant "self-managing" in the first place, and how those self-managing Scrum Teams enable self-organization on a larger level (the department, the organization).

In this episode, we give examples of what self-management and self-organization looks like. And more importantly, how self-managing Scrum Teams act as a crowbar to increase agility and responsiveness by driving self-organization on the level of the organization.

This episode features a part of one of the chapters from our book. You can get it at your favorite bookstore, or directly from us.

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