Session type:
Case Study

Session duration:
45 minutes

Presented by:

Emily Webber


About this Case Study

We use the language of responsibility in agile all the time - words like collaboration, trust, transparency and commitment. When a team feels responsibility for its work and to each other, it can really fly.

Too many times, teams feel disempowered, which can lead to distrust within the team, blame culture from the organisation, and ultimately little getting finished.

So what does whole-team responsibility really mean? What does a team that has it look like? And what does a lack of responsibility do to a team, how it functions and what it delivers?

In this session, Emily will use stories from agile teams backed up with examples from the field of social psychology to explore what effect responsibility can have on teams' successful delivery and how collaboration and T-shaped people help whole-team responsibility. Emily will also be sharing tips and approaches to help foster whole-team responsibility in your own team.

About the Speaker

Emily Webber is a London-based independent agile and lean consultant. She works with people and organisations in both the private and public sectors to help with their agile transformations and to develop their agile capability for sustainable change.

Emily is passionate about people and the magic that comes from connecting them. She is the author of Building Successful Communities of Practice, founder of the Agile on the Bench meetup, blogs at and has a weak spot for vintage scooters.


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