Evaluating an Existing Slam Team
If you’re already working in a team, you can use SLAM as a filter to know how your team can improve.
- Does my team have the ability to determine how to get the work done?
- Does my team have only the essential people needed to do the work? If not, how might we make the team leaner?
- Does my team know what decisions we can make? Do we have the authority to make decisions on all things that will not cause immediate damage to the business?
- Does my team have all the skills necessary to get the job done?
It's important to understand that a SLAM team is simply a working team dedicated to a project that operates according the self-organizing, lean, autonomous, and multi-disciplinary principles. You may already be on a SLAM team without knowing it!
If you’re looking to increase your team’s adoption of SLAM principles, there are a steps you can take to make it easier: