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Thursday, July 31 • 14:00 - 15:15
Learning to (help others learn to) self-organise (Matthew Heusser) FULL

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Moving from command-and-control to one where the team takes ownership and self-organizes is hard.



Really Really Hard.



In this workshop we’ll start by discussing the dramatic difference between command and control and self-organization, and what makes the change so hard. We’ll quickly move from theory to specific techniques to kick-start self-organization and team problem-solving. As a group we'll learn affinity mapping by doing it -- organizing small teams around thematic problems at work. Once we have the teams in place we'll use lean coffee to brainstorm solutions.



After lean coffee we'll have a closing discussion to talk about the hard stuff -- how to introduce these ideas back in the workplace and overcome resistance. If the interests and the ideas spill beyond the time permitted in the session, we'll extend the session using the conferences own "open jam" format, a self-organizing meeting technique.



Bring your issues and ideas from work and hold onto your hat, because this is going to be quite a ride.

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Matthew Heusser

Principal Consultant, Excelon Development
Matt has deep experience in software testing, project management, development, writing, and systems improvement. His extensive network of contacts in these fields has enabled him to put together a diversified, high-level team of experts at Excelon. | | In 2006, Matt was lead organizer for the initial Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference, a regional event that continues today. He organized the Agile-Alliance Sponsored Workshop on the... Read More →



Thursday July 31, 2014 14:00 - 15:15
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