Team Collaboration Patterns Part 3: The Service Provider

The concept of placing people into market facing teams is at the core of Agile Organizational Design. But we won’t always be able to get everyone working on the same initiative onto the same team. Sometimes the political, and even economic reality is that we will need to deal with cross team hand offs. If […]

Agile Organizational Design, Uncategorized / 03 May 2020

Team Collaboration Patterns Part 2: The Traveller

The concept of placing people into market facing teams is at the core of Agile Organizational Design. But we won’t always be able to get everyone working on the same initiative onto a same team. It we won’t always be able place people on teams on a permanent basis. When we try to do this […]

Agile Organizational Design, Uncategorized / 29 Apr 2020

Team Collaboration Patterns Part 1: The Enabler

The concept of market facing teams is at the core of Agile Organizational Design. But not everyone in the organization is going to be a full time member of a single team. If we want to support agility at any scale we need to complement the idea of full time team members with other ways […]

Agile Organizational Design, Uncategorized / 28 Apr 2020

Defining Jobs and Roles in an Agile Organization

Traditional jobs and roles suck Let’s face it, most conversations we in have in the workplace about, job positions, roles, accountability, etc tend to be pretty depressing. One popular topic is whether or not you are meeting someone else expectation of you, another is hold another individual accountable for not doing their job. My favorite […]

Agile Organizational Design, Uncategorized / 24 Apr 2020

From Industry to Uncertainty

Note: If you like this post check out my latest book on Agile Organizational Design! Before we start digging in to how we do organizational design for the new age, let’s spend a bit of time explaining why we need to consider a new model in the first place. I’ll do a brief history lesson […]

Agile Organizational Design, Uncategorized / 23 Apr 2020

Agile Organizational Design, the book

So, I have finally published a reasonable first daft of my next book, titled Agile Organizational Design. This is still very much a rough first cut. The chapters in the mindset section are in decent shape, although hey need an example / use case to tie them together, along with the usual caveat around editing […]

Agile Organizational Design, Uncategorized / 17 Apr 2020

The different ways different teams can work together

In my my first post on designing the agile ecosystem, I talked about patterns that describe how teams can deliver within a larger context. I then went on to discuss team service delivery patterns, which describe how a team can deliver services to its customers. In this post, I’ll discuss team linking patterns, which describe ways that teams can coordinate […]

Agile Organizational Design / 19 Jun 2016