SelfSelectingTeam

Create enthusiastic teams by empowering people to self-select their teams

Definition

Create enthusiastic teams by empowering people to self-select their teams. Do limited screening on the basis of track record and broader interests.

Source

Self Selecting Team

Discussion

There are several ways suggested of seeding the self-selecting team; the Patron filling the PatronRole may start the team off, it may build up round a SoloVirtuoso or from an ApprenticeShip.  With XP’s variant on DevelopingInPairs the pairs self select for a ProgrammingEpisode to take on the task of progressing a UserStory.

Contra-Indication

Beware the ‘birds-of-a-feather’ effect.  The teams need to be DiverseGroups or they will have their own narrow mindset dysfunction.