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Mastering self-organization (Hendrik Esser) POPULAR

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Self-organization is one of the fundamental aspects of agile organizations. Yet it is a challenge and there are lots of myths around it.
Some people say: "With self-organization, I lose control totally". Others are happy as they think "Wow! This means I can all do it my way". 
The truth is - of course - somewhere in the middle: self-organization is still a form of organization. That means, that all essential problems, that organizations need to cope with, need to be also coped with in organizational eco-systems that are stronger based on self-organization.

But how? And to what extent? And how to achieve a good balance between the essential organizational needs of alignment and autonomy.
In this talk we will look at self-organization from different angles. Based on my 20 years of SW development leadership experience at Ericsson, one of the world's largest SW companies with more than 20,000 Developers, I will share what we have discussed, experimented and learned in this area.

Learning Outcomes:
  • See organization and self-organization from different perspectives
  • Understand the challange of balancing alignment and autonomy
  • Hear about real-world examples of how this challenge can be mastered
  • Inspiration on things you can try in your own organization.


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Hendrik Esser

Growing up in the 1980s I was a passionate computer game developer during my school and study times. After getting my diploma in Electrical engineering I started at Ericsson in 1994 as aSW developer. From 1996 I worked in project management roles. Since 2000 I am working as a manager... Read More →

Thursday August 10, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT