Building Self Managed Teams

We had the Scrum Day conference in Chennai on 16th February 2018 –> The theme of the conference was “Building Self Organized Teams”. The conference had a good line up of speakers – Venkatesh Rajamani, Preeth Pandalay, Kamal Tejnani, Padmapriya Devarajan, SRV Subrahmanian, Arunkumar Kandhasamy and Sundaresan Sethuraman. The talks were followed by a round of group discussion.

My talk was on “Building Self Managed Teams”.

Here is a link the slide deck ->
Here is a link to the video –>


Brief Summary of “The Ideal Team Player” by Patrick Lencioni

I just finished reading the “The Ideal Team Player” by Patrick Lencioni after seeing lots of good reviews on Amazon.  While  “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” was about team behaviour, the Ideal team player is about the the three virtues of an ideal team player – Humility, Hunger and People Smarts.

Quite similar to “The Five Dysfunctions”, the concepts are brought out through a leadership fable in a very interesting manner.   Towards the end of the book, Lencioni connects the Ideal Team Player model to the Five Dysfunctions. When team members improve their abilities to be humble, hungry or smart, they will be able to make progress in overcoming the five dysfunctions.

Overall a great read – a good complement to “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”.

Here is a brief summary of the Ideal Team Player model  –> brief-summary-of-the-ideal-team-player