An autonomous team is a product development team that is completely self-sufficient, with very little need for input or supervision from the funding organization. This type of team is often used to develop radical new innovations that can be brought to market quickly. In some cases, autonomous teams are also known as "tiger" teams. While this organizational model can be very effective at developing new products, it is important to note that it can also be very risky. Without the oversight of a funding organization, there is potential for the team to veer off course or make decisions that are not in line with the goals of the project. As such, it is important to carefully consider whether an autonomous team is the right choice for your project before making any commitments.