Bootstrapping Your Team for Higher Performance

Morten Bjerregaard Pedersen, Jan Pries-Heje, Gita Stybe, Jørn Johansen

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In a major IT development organization, individuals were too often working alone and sub-optimizing. Their performance was not anywhere near the desired level. Analysis indicated that this was due to a number of common factors which lacked attention. To address this, a framework with eight factors grounded in cross-disciplinary theory was developed and evaluated in the organization. It emerged that a self-assessment approach to the eight factors, coupled with training in team theory and facilitated workshops can provide significant value. In the paper, we present the overall framework and details of how to apply it. Furthermore, we present relevant examples and lessons learned. We conclude that you can “bootstrap” yourself to become a higher performing team through facilitated self-assessments using the eight factors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems, Software and Services Process Improvement : 26th European Conference, EuroSPI 2019, Edinburgh, UK, September 18-20, 2019 Proceedings
EditorsAlastair Walker, Rory O'Connor, Richard Messnarz
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-28004-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-28005-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event26th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019


Conference26th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
SeriesCommunications in Computer and Information Science

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