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Self organizing teams

Last post 06:58 pm May 4, 2016 by Olivier Ledru
5 replies
07:01 am July 12, 2015

Dear people,

I made the PSM 1 exam and unfortunately failed by scoring 83%. The graph provided by Scrum shows that I scored bad on the self steering / self organizing team topic with a score of 71%.
I was looking for more information about self organizing teams, but I can't find much in the scrum guide or on this forum.
Can anyone give me some tips in where I can find more material related to self organizing teams in Scrum?

Thanks in advance!


12:24 pm July 13, 2015


Each section is covered in the material in PSM here.…


09:03 am July 14, 2015

I was not aware, thanks Michael!

08:05 am May 4, 2016

Have you attended a PSM I class? trainers cover a lot of case studies and activities based upon self-organization and cross-functional, it will be really helpful.

Note - I am not associated with in any form on selling their course :-)

02:23 pm May 4, 2016

I would add a short, inspirational video that presents the concept of self-organization very powerfully:

Harrison Owen in the creator of Open Space Technology. It's one of the purest expressions of self-organization I've found. The purity helps to strip away old style Taylorism in software project management from thinking. As such, it's pretty challenging.

Do read the books recommended to you above. Here's a short video from the author of "Drive" to get you on your way:

06:58 pm May 4, 2016

Kids playing soccer are actually very good at self organisation 😉

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