Entries by Alan Hall

It takes management to run self-managing Agile teams

Self-managing teams are not new, there have been various experiments over the last 50 years in higher levels of autonomy and self-direction. Organizations like W. Gore were founded on self-managing teams.  Today, however, they are really taking off as movements like Agile and organizational experiments like Holacracy and the form of self-managing teams practised at […]

How to think about Agile in your Virtual & Matrix reality

Increasingly, our clients are coming to us talking about introducing, or improving Agile work design, particularly in a virtual or matrixed environment. Many are concerned that their current business infrastructure and way of working  lacks the ability to self-disrupt. Self-disruption is a challenge because the barriers to entry across many industries are falling and new entrants […]