Badass Agile

Badass Agile


Episode 107 - 4 Reasons Why We Still Need Captains

September 09, 2019

There's been a change in how people organize in enterprise. But with flat hierarchies, and self-organizing teams, has the concept of leader or even team captains become obsolete and forbidden?

Here are just 4 reasons why, despite the levelling of roles within teams, we still have - and need - captains and leaders…at least at times.


  • Sometimes, people just need a little push

  • Someone needs to hold themselves accountable to grow the team

  • A leader first and foremost sets an example for others to follow

  • People who are comfortable sharing wisdom must do so…for the benefit of the others in the team who are uncertain or inexperienced