Liberating Structures are tools that create balance in self-organization, which is at the heart of all Agile approaches. Too often self-organized events and conversations can be either too formal (think: presentation) or open-ended (rambling conversations), which can lead to disengagement. Facilitators can use Liberating Structures to help the team understand the minimum boundaries needed to organize well, and then leave the implementation to the participants, which allows them more freedom to self-organize. In this way the practice resembles Scrum itself. Liberating Structures can be used to structure Sprint Planning, Retrospectives, and corral important open-ended discussions.
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Mark Levison has been helping Scrum teams and organizations with Agile, Scrum and Kanban style approaches since 2001. From certified scrum master training to custom Agile courses, he has helped well over 8,000 individuals, earning him respect and top rated reviews as one of the pioneers within the industry, as well as a raft of certifications from the ScrumAlliance. Mark has been a speaker at various Agile Conferences for more than 20 years, and is a published Scrum author with eBooks as well as articles on InfoQ.com, ScrumAlliance.org an AgileAlliance.org.
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