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Confusing self-organising teams with self-managing teams

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Keywords: agile, scrum, agile methods, agile methodology, conflict, HR, HR governance, agile teams, self-managing teams, self-organising teams

As previously written about in other research briefings, organisations are embracing a range of agile practices and there is an increase in projectification in the face of ever more complex ventures. These ventures involve functions, people and resources, not just from different inter-organisational areas, but also intraorganisational collaborations and are increasingly incorporating extended networks of functions, people and resources.

As you are probably aware, agile differs from traditional waterfall projects by focusing on:

  • Flexibility
  • Change and incremental developments
  • Testing
  • Communication
  • Collaboration with end-users and stakeholders
  • Listening, observing and asking questions
  • Continual innovation
  • Flexible team composition, involvement and tasking

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