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Implementing the Integrative Framework, Part IV -- Autonomy

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.

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Israel Gat
Dr. Israel Gat is an expert in Agile and Lean methods, devops, software governance, technical debt and technical due diligence. He served as Cutter Fellow and the Director of the Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence practice from 2008 until 2015, and now splits his time between consulting and writing. Dr. Gat has received many accolades from clients, such as “His approach is the only one I’ve found that actually works… Read More
Murray Cantor
Murray Cantor is a Cutter Consortium Senior Consultant. He has been a leader for over 30 years, applying leading-edge ideas in software and systems development. Currently, Dr. Cantor is CTO of Aptage. Recently, he served as an IBM Distinguished Engineer, a member of the Rational CTO Council, and the Rational Lead for Analytics and Optimization for Software and Systems, where he led the application of predictive analytics to software and systems… Read More
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