Self-organising teams

“You don’t think your way into a new kind of living. You live your way in to a new kind of thinking.” — Henri Nouwen


On the subject of self-organising teams, the Scrum guide says simply,

“Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional. Self-organizing teams choose how best to accomplish their work, rather than being directed by others outside the team.”

But what does that actually mean in practice?

The background to this is that final clause, “rather than being directed by others outside the team.”

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