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 […]

Constraints On Effective Product Development

Organising yourself as a network of multi-dependent teams helps to solve following constraints and increase effectiveness of product development Functional Teams People from different functional areas must be a part of the same team to eliminate all possible “cross departments” activities Toyota have long eliminated this constraint through their Obeya concept, and unique matrix structure. Capacity of Bottlenecks […]

#75 out of 100

Although i am not acting as Agile coach or trainer but surprisingly listed here – 100 Top Agile Blogs in 2015.  Happy and proud to be among great people of agile community. It will definitely encourage me to continue sharing my ideas and thoughts about how to organize work in a company to keep Agile mindset even when you […]

Network structure – it works

It was a long journey of trying to understand what organisational structure is best for dynamic growth, experiments, agility and change. Value structure – showing benefits of different type of organisation in numbers Organizational design – problems  – explaining what type of problems are introduced with hierarchical growth and why functional departments are not good. Org. design: value structure Highlights […]