Denis Salnikov

Denis Salnikov is a certified Scrum Master, Kanban Coach & Agile Coach. He’s been  actively consulting, coaching, mentoring, and teaching cross-functional development teams, companies management, and organizations since 2014. Denis has led and taken an active part in several agile transformations initiated from scratch, working with both development teams and management, helping to establish and foster an agile mindset, self-organization and product ownership. He has supported several companies across Europe and US in their LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) framework adoptions. His scaling experience also includes Nexus framework and “Spotify model”. He actively contributes to the Software Development and Agile communities speaking at conferences, taking part in podcasts and writing in his Medium blog.

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Title of presentation:  Teams Self-Design: Benefits & Side Effects

In the Agile community, we talk a lot about the "self-organized" or "self-managed" teams - the ones that control and manage their work themselves. But many organizations have already gone beyond that and let people not only choose HOW to work, but also WHICH problems to address or WHOM to work with. As suggested by Richard Hackman, we can call these teams "Self-Designing". In his talk, Denis would like to share his key findings and lessons learned while conducting self-design events and providing further support to self-designed organizational structures over the last four years. You will learn how having the freedom to choose whom to work with and what goal to pursue affects motivation, commitment, focus, quality, and outcomes of the Product delivery and its contributors. Denis believes that, by possessing this information and a ready-to-apply facilitation design, you will be able to make Self-Design happen at your own company to benefit both the people and the business.