Creating Great Teams

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Introduction: Self-Selection
and Why You Should Care

What Is Self-Selection?

Why Should You Care?

We’ve Done It, and So Can You

Who Are We?

What Problem Did We Need to Solve?

1. The Art of Stable Team Design

Today’s Work Demands Stable Teams

The Need for Speed

The Science Behind Team Design

What Next?

2. Preparing for a Self-Selection Event

Self-Selection at Scale

Step 1: Conduct a Readiness Check

Step 2: Run a Trial

Step 3: Get Permission

Step 4: Define the Teams to Select

Step 5: Coordinate Logistics

Step 6: Communicate Early and Often

What Next?

3. Getting Ready for the Day

Step 1: Define the Rules and Constraints

Step 2: Create a Facilitation Plan

Step 3: Prepare Frequently Asked Questions

Step 4: Prepare Materials and Stationery

What Next?

4. Running a Self-Selection Event

Step 1: Set Up the Room

Step 2: Welcome People as They Arrive

Step 3: Introduce the Day

Step 4: Let Product Owners Pitch

Step 5: Explain the Rules

Step 6: Get people started: One, Two, Three, Go!

Step 7: Conduct a Checkpoint Review

Step 8: Rinse and Repeat

Step 9: Tackle the Outstanding Problems

Step 10: Wrap Up

What Next?

5. After Self-Selection: Now What?

Making It Real

Defining Squad Start Dates

Kicking Off a New Squad

Supporting Squads

What Not To Do

What Next?

6. Insights

People Appreciate Self-Selection

Relationships Are the Deciding Factor

People Respond Well to This Level of Trust

What Next?

7. Long-Term Effects of Self-Selection

The Effect on Happiness

The Effect on Squads

The Effect on Managers

The Effect on Productivity

The Effect on the Company

Now It’s Your Turn

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

Bibliography

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