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Stigmergy: Ants, Self-Organization & Large Scale Collaboration

Stigmergy is a mechanism of indirect coordination between agents or actions. The principle is that the trace left in the environment by an action stimulates the performance of a next action, by the same or a different

Extreme Self-Organization: A Workplace with No Managers

When we think about self-organization the obvious context is a team. Everyone in the Agile and Scrum world have heard about self-organized teams. We expect a boost of engagement and productivity when people aren’t told how to

Communities of Practice for Agile Organizations

Agile working and cross-functional teams have the ability to silo organizations into teams, programmes and functions. This leads to duplication or work, a reduction in sharing knowledge and worse cuts people off from their support network. At

Herding Creative Cats with Agile

How the Agile toolkit helped to shape and build our creative design processes, and how our fun and visual take on it helped us to herd our 20 strong team of creative cats.

Growing Teams: Notes of an Amateur Team Gardener

This presentation shares some experience and discoveries on the topic of Growing Teams. What does it take to grow a team? What environment facilitates team growth? What distinguishes great teams? What can kill teams? What are characteristics