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Thursday, August 9 • 10:45 - 12:00
Self-Selection gamified: bring your own spooky questions! (Dana Pylayeva)

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If you work in a traditional organization, most likely than not, your teams would be created by the management. Just because "we've always done it this way", it doesn't mean we can't experiment with the alternatives. Join this workshop to experience a round of self-selection - a better way of building high-performing teams!
Originally described by Sandy Mamoli and David Mole, a self-selection is a facilitated process during which people can exercise their freedom of choice. They can self-select a new product to work on and new teammates to work with. A dream come true or a nightmare?
As exciting as it may sound to some, the idea of self-selection may cause others to experience all sorts of fears: fear of missing out, fear of not being selected, fear of picking a wrong team...
Don't let your teams be paralyzed by fears ! Get management buy-in, reduce your teams' discomfort and enable self-selection run in your organization by introducing it with this workshop. Join in to learn, play simulation games and experience autonomy in action!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain five steps to prepare and three steps to run the self-selection.
  • Describe at least one way of lowering discomfort and overcoming fear in preparation for self-selection event.
  • Summarize the practical experience gained from participating in self-selection simulation.


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Dana Pylayeva

Agile Coach and Founder of Agile Play Consulting (USA), Agile Play Consulting
Dana is an Agile/DevOps Coach, trainer, international speaker with over 18 years of hands-on experience in software development and IT operations. She has coached 30+ teams, trained over 2000 people and delivered workshops and lectures at 36 conferences in 15 countries.Passionate... Read More →

Thursday August 9, 2018 10:45 - 12:00
Rancho Santa Fe 1, 2, & 3