Stable Teams and Dynamic Structures | by Chris Combe (he / him) | May, 2022

Balancing long-lived teams with short term coordination and alignment Photo by Christophe Hautier on Unsplash If you’ve read my previous posts, you know my fascination with teams, their interactions, and what this means in terms of outcomes. I recently spoke with Chris Matts on some of the challenges I have been wrestling with and he … Read more

Untangling Organizational Dependencies | by Chris Combe (he / him) | May, 2022

Or learning to cooperate after you’ve adopted product-based funding Photo by Eilis Garvey on Unsplash I’ve been thinking about a problem that may be a niche or less spoken about at the very least. The problem is how organizations learn to collaborate once the teams and departments move to product-based funding. They no longer have … Read more

Agile in Large Complex Organizations | by Chris Combe (he / him) | Apr, 2022

Is there room for innovation in agile? Photo by drmakete lab on Unsplash The title may sound more ominous than intended. I would like to unpack some of my learnings and thoughts. In complex systems, large scaling frameworks create rigidity and will over-constrain an organization. It is quite easy to throw rocks at scaling frameworks … Read more