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Scrum_BLR 9th meet up 28-Jun-2014 - Anatomy of a Self Organizing Team - Karthik Kamal


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Scrum_BLR 9th meet up 28-Jun-2014 - Anatomy of a Self Organizing Team - Karthik Kamal

  1. 1. Anatomy of a Self-Organizing Team -AjourneythroughtheRabbithole
  2. 2. “Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs, something that no other species has ever aspired to do.”
  3. 3. About me!
  4. 4. If we are selfish, how do we work as a team?
  5. 5. “Ingametheory,theNashequilibriumisasolutionconceptofanon- cooperativegameinvolvingtwoormoreplayers,inwhicheachplayeris assumedtoknowtheequilibriumstrategiesoftheotherplayers,and noplayer hasanythingtogainbychangingonlytheirownstrategy” Nash Equilibrium AgroupofplayersareinNashequilibriumifeachoneismakingthebest decisionthatheorshecan,takingintoaccountthedecisionsoftheothers inthegame.
  6. 6. Hence a possible solution is to play a Co-operative Game!
  7. 7. What do you mean by a Self-organizing Team? Let’s search online
  8. 8. What Google Thinks?
  9. 9. WordCloud!
  10. 10. What do the Techies think?
  11. 11. Words, Words and more Words!
  12. 12. I have two questions: 1. What is the meaning of these words? 2. How does it FEEL to be in a self-organized team? Ask your Team!
  13. 13. How to ask? What is the best way?
  14. 14. Art Therapy The American Art Therapy Association describes art therapy as "a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self- expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight."
  15. 15. • Visualize • Discuss • Contract 3 Step Process
  16. 16. Visualize your Team!
  17. 17. Discuss, Talk, Converse • Brings out the ulterior • Clarifies the expectations • Re-aligns the team goals
  18. 18. Contract! • Think about the next small-step! • Psychological Contracts* * From “Transactional Analysis” by Eric Berne
  19. 19. Why do this exercise? • Initiates discussions • Increases Self/Team Awareness • Fosters openness • Better collaboration
  20. 20. Theseprocessesare difficultand complex However itisimportant forthe teamstogothroughtheseprocesses toEXPERIENCEthetruthbehind the natureof every self-organizing teams!
  21. 21. “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember, all I'm offering is the truth – nothing more.”