Chapter 23. Collaboration for Organizations

Collaborative teams turn into collaborative organizations by broadening and nurturing collaboration practices beyond project boundaries. The collaborative organization builds in learning, mentoring, competence, and reflection around its collaboration expertise.

The Shu-Ha-Ri of Collaboration

Alistair Cockburn refers to the Shu-Ha-Ri model with regard to agile software development practices, communication, and learning.1 You can think about this Aikido learning model as your guide for engendering collaboration expertise into your organization:

•   Shu—Following: We understand the principles and are able to copy the practices very well.

•   Ha—Detaching: We use the principles as guides and make alterations ...

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