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Sociocracy – A means for true agile organizations - Jutta Eckstein - Agile SG 2016

Sociocracy – A means for true agile organizations - Jutta Eckstein - Agile SG 2016

Sociocracy – A means for true agile organizations - Jutta Eckstein - Agile SG 2016

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Agile Singapore

October 17, 2016
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  1. 1 ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 1 1 Jutta Eckstein Jutta@JEckstein.com, www.JEckstein.com

    @JuttaEckstein Sociocracy: A Means for True Agile Organizations ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 2 Agenda  Context  Decision Making  Roles & Hierarchies  Summary
  2. 2 ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 3 Strange Term: Sociocracy  Sounds

    like socialism… but has nothing to do with it  Origins – Socius = Companion – Kratein = to govern  Dynamic governance ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 4 Observed Struggles of Self-Organization  Lack of full buy-in for decisions  Decisions aren‘t transparent or helpful  Hierarchy prevents self-organization
  3. 3 ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 5 DECISION MAKING ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com

    6 Lack of full buy-in for decisions
  4. 4 ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 7 Making Decisions ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com

    8 Deciding by Consent
  5. 5 ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 9 Application of consent decisions ©2004-2016

    by IT-communication.com 10 ROLES & HIERARCHIES
  6. 6 ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 11 Example: Electing People to Functions

    & Tasks ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 12 Approach: Electing People to Functions & Tasks  Clarification of functions and tasks  Proposal round – in writing  Proposals are collected by facilitator and read out loud  Rationale round  Change round  Summary of remaining suggestions and proposal  Consent round  Celebrate
  7. 7 ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 13 Application: Electing People to Functions

    & Tasks ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 14 Scrum Master‘s Expected Service to the Organization  Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption;  Planning Scrum implementations within the organization;  Helping employees and stakeholders understand and enact Scrum and empirical product development; Source: http://www.scrumguides.org/ 14
  8. 8 ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 15 Hierarchies… ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 16

    Double Linking
  9. 9 ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 17 Application of Double Linking ©2004-2016

    by IT-communication.com 18 SUMMARY
  10. 10 ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 19 Lessons Learned  Decisions based

    on consent ensure full buy-in  Sociocratic election opens new possibilities  Embed Agility in the organization by double-linking  You can start where you and your organization are and implement the principles step by step ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 20 It’s the structure that enables or hinders self- organization, not the people. Pieter van der Meché The Sociocracy Group
  11. 11 ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 21 Want to know more, check

    out…  http://sociocracy.com/  http://sociocracyconsulting.com/  John Buck: We the People – Consenting to a deeper democracy: A guide in Sociocratic Principles and Methods ©2004-2016 by IT-communication.com 22 Many Thanks! Jutta Eckstein, Jutta@JEckstein.com www.JEckstein.com @JuttaEckstein