Delegation Poker is a Management 3.0 workout practice that differentiates delegation on seven levels. This works fine for two interested parties: the manager and the team.
But how can it be made to work for three or more parties? For example, Scrum has three main roles: Product Owner, Scrum Master and development team. More if you also count the project sponsor and/or the end-user.
For reference, the seven levels of delegation according to M3.0 are:
- Tell: You as the manager make the decision.
- Sell: You make the decision but you try to persuade others to buy into it.
- Consult: You get input from team before still making decision.
- Agree: You make a decision together as a team.
- Advise: Your team makes the decision, but you try to influence it.
- Inquire: Your team makes the decision and then tells you about it.
- Delegate: You offer no influence and let team work it out.