The Triumvirate of Power: a secret sauce of high performing teams

The Triumvirate of Power: a secret sauce of high performing teams

There's bunch of questions that will probably never get answered ...who was behind killing JFK?is Elvis alive?why did your local football team suck that much in the yesterday game?... and ... what's the optimal work model for running software teams? ;PObviously the last one is much more thrilling than the previous ones (hehe), so lets stick to it today :) In fact it's not just a single question, but a ton of smaller ones that fit well together:cross-competence or competence-based teams?individual or team responsibility?what are the roles & their particular responsibilities?who's decisive in terms of priorities,…

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"A camel is a horse designed by a committee"

"A camel is a horse designed by a committee"

The way people tend to twist the idea of self-organization & bottom-up team empowerment is both scary & fascinating in the same time. But the amusing part fades away quite quickly when you realize all the inefficiency & impotency that happen as a side effect. One of the most common (& most fatal ...) anti-patterns is known as design by committee. I guess everyone has seen that at least once - it's an evil twin of "power to the people" approach, that usually happens when: people can freely select what they want to do & it's unclear who can…

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