Organizing an Agile Program, Part 3, Large Programs Demand Servant Leadership

In Organizing an Agile Program, Part 1, Introduction, I suggested you think about the communication paths of your programs. Instead of hierarchies, I suggested you think of networks of teams. In Organizing an Agile Program Part 2, Networks for Managing Agile Programs, I showed you how loosely connected networks might work. I explained how you …

An Attempt at Pictures for Implement by Feature vs. Architecture

Joshua asked me to clarify what I meant by implementing by architecture. Here’s my picture-story.   When a team implements by architecture, they tend to be functionally-based teams implementing across the architecture. When a team implements by feature, they are cross-functional teams.   When teams implement by feature, they do what’s needed in whatever part …

Implement by Feature

© 2005 Johanna Rothman. This column originally appeared on Stickyminds.com Summary: Every manager has a story to tell. Find out how one management professional tackles a fictional dilemma. The story may be made up, but the solutions are tried and true. In this installment, Johanna Rothman recounts the tale of a wayward project rescued by a …