Self-Organization

[self awr-guh-nuh-zey-shuh n]

Definition of Self-Organization

A self-organized team is one that chooses how best to accomplish its work, rather than being directed (micro-managed) by others outside the team.

Examples

The ScrumMaster’s responsibilities are to be a facilitator, moderator, and coach, with particular emphasis on helping the Team mature in its self-organization.
The Team is self-organizing and constantly trying to improve itself. The Team is value-driven; its conduct is largely based on values, not practices.
Self-Organization is something you observe on a team, not something you make the team do.
The ScrumMaster’s responsibilities are to be a facilitator, moderator, and coach, with particular emphasis on helping the Team mature in its self-organization.

Cite This Term

"Self-Organization." ScrumDictionary.com. Accessed Mar 26, 2019.
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