agile42 eLearning Course

Self-Organization

This course is designed to help you understand what self-organization is and how it is different from more traditional forms of people management.
I absolutely love how every bit of the content was so compact yet very essential and easy to understand
- Hidhir I
  • Lessons: reading, video and quizzes
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Discount: If you would like to purchase this course for a team, please contact us.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Express what real teams need to self-organize
    • List different levels of self-organization and what responsibilities a team has in each of them
    • Describe at least three characteristics of self-organizing teams
    • Recognize that self-organizing teams need support from leadership
    • Identify at least four elements which impact self-organization
More information

Self-organization is not just about the whole team. Each team member has to learn how to self-organize and determine what to do and how to do it.

This course will help you recognize different levels of self-organization, how self-organizing teams need support from leadership and provide you with an effective approach and concrete tips you can put into practice straight away to nudge your team towards higher levels of self-organization.

 

Target audience

The course is mainly designed for Scrum Masters, team leaders, team coaches who are not new to Agile and Scrum, but want to become more effective in supporting their teams and organization to become more collaborative and productive. The course is also intended for anyone who is approaching agility and Scrum and curious about team dynamics or is struggling with their team performance: engineers, business analysts, project managers, leaders.

Agile is now used across industries, so marketing specialists, data scientists, HR representatives, and other professionals looking for a better way to nurture high performing teams are encouraged to take the course.

Training topics
    • What is self-organization?
    • Levels of self-organization
    • Self-organization characteristics
    • DECK model and DECK card
    • Practice

Which online course could be done next:

    • Agile Facilitation Foundations (more info)
    • Agile Coaching Foundations (more info)
    • Agile Leadership Foundations (more info)
    • Team Dynamics Foundations (more info)
    • Giving and Receiving Feedback (coming soon)
The information is presented in a very original way and the modules are nicely break-down to understand easily each part of the concept.
- Patricia M

Background on Self-Organization

Self-organization is a crucial capability of an agile team. The Agile Manifesto promotes self-organization in its twelve principles, highlighting that self-organizing teams produce the best work.

By completing this course, you will get introduced to the fundamental characteristics of a self-organizing team and which levers you can use to help your team improve their level of self-organization. You will learn a simple yet useful model to form and lead a self-organizing team and create the right conditions for effective collaboration and high performance.

The course is composed of a mix of instructional reading texts, resources, practice recommendations and interactive quizzes, which aim at stimulating different parts of our brain and thus help learning more and retain the learning longer.