Intentionally account for a domain by invitation rather than assignment, and request that those invited contribute when they can.

An open team is a group of people who are invited to contribute to the work and governance done in a domain when they can.

The delegator of the domain creates an invitation that clarifies:

  • the primary driver, key responsibilities and constraints of the open team’s domain
  • who is invited to contribute (the members of the open team)
  • constraints relating to the delegator’s participation in the open team’s governance

Depending on the constraints set by the delegator, contributors may only organize and do work, or take part in governance as well.

The delegator is accountable for conducting regular reviews to support effectiveness of work and any decision-making in the open team.

Open Team