Self Organizing Teams Are Indispensable To Scrum!
Self organizing teams is one of the core concepts of Scrum and it makes Scrum unique compared to other methods / frameworks.
Scrum emphasizes teamwork and self organizing high skilled workers.
Some of the tenets of scrum include:
1. The work should be done by self organizing, highly skilled and empowered teams
2. The role of management is creating conditions where teams evolve into high-performing units
3. Micromanagement is not encouraged in Scrum because it assumes Scrum dictates that the better way to manage highly skilled workers is to give them challenges, objectives and minimal rules.
According to Henk Jan (an Agile Coach and Scrum Trainer) , in practice, the self organizing team is the most difficult part of Scrum.
The concept of self organizing teams is not well understand and it’s the most difficult part of scrum to implement.
Although the self organizing team is one of the most powerful concepts in Scrum, many organizations do not use it.
They implement Scrum because they like the overview of the Scrum board, the control that the backlog gives and the frequent deliverables.[Learn More ...]