Product delivery questionnaire

When I join product team or company here is the list of questions i have in my mind. What do you think about that? Do you think some questions are not relevant? Is there anything you would add? I. Provisioning Do you use public cloud service providers? Are you considering building private cloud? Are you using containers? […]

Network structure – 11 lessons learned

1. Autonomous & multifunctional teams Having all necessary skills in one place allows you to have hyper performing teams able to handle complex tasks. This can be achieved if such environment is created for teams: Ability to make decisions on a timely manner and with maximum return on value Technical and organizational autonomy to deliver […]

Why teams don’t work

Very good article about Teams performance by J. Richard Hackman http://econ.au.dk/fileadmin/Economics_Business/Currently/Events/PhDFinance/Kauttu_Why-Teams-Dont-Work-by-J.-Richard-Hackman.pdf Mistakes Managers Make Use a Team for Work That Is Better Done by Individuals Call the Performing Unit a Team but Really Manage Members as Individuals Fall Off the Authority Balance Beam Dismantle Existing Organizational Structures So That Teams Will Be Fully “Empowered”to Accomplish […]

Top 2 reads of the year

1. Wardley Maps About situational awareness and strategic planning. This includes, why maps matter, how to map, some common economic patterns useful for prediction, common forms of doctrine and the concept of context specific gameplay. Video: https://vimeo.com/189984496 Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/swardley/an-introduction-to-wardley-maps 2. Boiling frogs GCHQ’s internal Boiling Frogs research paper on software development and organisational change in the face of […]