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Re: [scrumdevelopment] Who is Responsible for Success?

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  • Doug Swartz
    ... Diana, Is this paper on-line somewhere? thanks! -- Doug Swartz daswartz@prodigy.net
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 30, 2005
      Tuesday, March 29, 2005, 11:42:55 AM, DianaLarsen wrote:

      > When we talk about self-organizing teams, I often hear discussions of 'leaderless' teams in
      > which everyone is responsible for the outcome, but, it seems to me the interest there is
      > more for none of us to feel under the thumb of anyone else. We are leaderless because
      > none of us want to be "lead."

      > Recently I read a paper that posited a different description - "leaderful" teams where
      > everyone on the team knows when is the right time for each of them, by virtue of their
      > skills/expertise/perspective, to step into the leadership role. And each accepts that
      > sometimes they will have the responsibility for leading and sometimes they will welcome
      > the leadership of another. We have collective ownership of the outcomes. This kind of
      > shared leadership has implications for the question, "who is responsible for success?" and
      > is more what we are striving for in Agile teams. It fosters self-organizing.

      Diana, Is this paper on-line somewhere?



      Doug Swartz
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