Four Years of Team Self-Selection at Redgate Software

Traditional project management wisdom teaches us that long-lived, stable teams perform best, and that changing team membership is to be avoided as much as possible. Redgate Software has challenged this advice, believing it was better for software engineers and the overall organization to deliberately change-up our teams every year.

This approach has been to give people a strong influence over which team they will join, encouraging them to move towards the work they find most engaging. Perhaps surprisingly, this has been hugely successful and has helped the company to create a development culture of engagement, resilience and opportunity.

This presentation explains how Redgate came to try self-selection team reorganization in the first place. You will learn how this has become an established annual event, the challenges and benefits, and how to try the approach in your organization and project management approach.

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Further reading: Self-Selecting Teams – Why You Should Try Self-Selection

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