Posted September 10, 2015 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence
Conventional wisdom holds that alignment and autonomy are contradictory. This is a false dichotomy. Alignment actually enables autonomy by providing each and every project team with its goals, measures, and boundaries. The project team is strongly encouraged to operate independently within its own context. As long as a project teams has a well-specified set of clearly derived measures, it can do what it needs to do to achieve its measures without the interference of external management.