Since the functional organization (sometimes called the line organization) developed during the second half of the 19th century, different variants have seen the light of day. They all have in common that they create a structure in the business based on a hierarchy, where one manager or employee is subordinate to another manager, and where… Continue reading Dual Organizations
New words pop up all the time, sometimes to describe a new phenomenon, or to capture the essence of a previously poorly investigated area. One such word is technical debt, first used by Ward Cunningham to show the later cost involved in delivering a quick solution now.
Finally all three books that I planned in my series on agile management are published. With these books I want to state my view on agility and assist the reader in implementing agile governance.
What is a pulse room and why is it such a central part of Parmatur Pulse?
Pulse in a company with one R&D location will have one pulse room. But what to do when there are many locations around the world where development is done? Unlike a hierarchical line organization, Parmatur Pulse is an organizational model that can easily handle distributed development and “multi-site” situations.
For a business to be agile, it isn’t enough to have agile projects. You also need agile governance that can speed up decision making, deal with overload, queues and deviations, and enable you to work continuously on your strategies.
Product development as an adaptive walk is a new way to organizational adaptability. Predictions far into the future are highly uncertain. Parmatur Pulse supports short lead times and thereby establishes an agile business model.
The best way to create cross-functional work is with the help of a fractal, scale-free network. This kind of an organization is fast and agile, an agile network organization.
What is an agile organisation? In Parmatur Pulse, an agile organisation is based on daily stand-up meetings, visual management and planned demonstrations that give feedback. Pulse encompasses the whole organization.
The agile decision making structure is the foundation of an agile network organization. The organization is visualized through the network of Pulse meetings in the Pulse room.