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April Meeting - Encouraging Self Organizing Team Behavior Through Psychology

NOTICE: We are meeting in our new PERMANENT location:
5181 Natorp Blvd, Suite 113, Mason, OH 45040
When: April 13, 2017  (Second Thursday) Networking: 5:30 - 6:00 pm Program: 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Self organizing teams are a precept of agile and purportedly very effective, yet it’s difficult to implement and understand self organization. This session presents findings in social psychology and organizational behavior to discover answers to tough questions such as:

  • Why is self organization important?
  • What is the difference between a team and a work group? 
  • What’s the difference between self-organizing, self-directing, self-managing? 
  • How do you manage self organization and avoid a chaotic mob?
  • Is a self-organizing team always the best choice?
You can expect an entertaining and thought provoking presentation with lively discussions throughout. Some of the psychology experiments will be practiced during the presentation, so be prepared to discover surprising things about self organization.


Dr. Charles Suscheck specializes in agile software development methodologies, and project management. He is one of 6 people in the world certified to teach the entire curriculum. He has over 25 years of professional experience in information technology, beginning his career as a software developer. Dr. Suscheck holds a Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelors in Computer Science. He holds multiple certifications including Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Safe Program Consultant (SPC), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). An educator at heart, he has over 30 published articles, has taught over 1000 students software development and is a highly respected conference speaker.

PMP's: This meeting counts for one PDU

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