Agile Teams: Self-Organizing, Collocated and Distributed

Jutta Eckstein

Agile development requires teams to self-organize. However, this doesn’t happen by chance. Teams have to be set up in a way that allows them to self-organize. And moreover, if you work on a large project with more than one team the team structure should still enable self-organization. The same is true for global development.

This session covers the essentials for building productive self-organizing teams for small and collocated and as well for large and distributed settings.

 

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Jutta Eckstein

Jutta works as an independent coach, consultant, trainer, author, and speaker (https://www.jeckstein.com/). She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an agile transition. She has a unique experience in applying agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical environments. She has published her experience in many books: – Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy (with John Buck), see https://www.agilebossanova.com/ – Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in your Project Portfolio’ (with Johanna Rothman) – Agile Software Development in the Large’ – Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams’ – Retrospectives for Organizational Change She is a member of the Agile Alliance (having served the board of directors from 2003-2007) and a member of the program committee of many different American, Asian, and European conferences, where she has also presented her work. Jutta holds a M.A. in Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. in Product-Engineering, and a B.A. in Education.

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