Hierarchy 2.0

Some people (e.g. this article from Inc) say that hierarchy in organisations is dead. I disagree. I think that hierarchy is great – when it’s based on tasks rather roles. For example, on the Metro dev team last week, the most important thing we were working on was redesigning tag pages. It was top of…… Continue reading Hierarchy 2.0

Organisations: structure without hierarchy

You can have a structured organisation without hierarchy. This is at the heart of self-organising teams. For example… Scrum teams are structured with a Product Owner, a ScrumMaster and developers. There is no hierarchy, it’s a system of checks and balances. Scrum and Kanban are based on developers pulling tasks from a queue. Structure not hierarchy. Team…… Continue reading Organisations: structure without hierarchy

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