Coordination Chaos Will Ruin Your Software Design

Software solutions often go awry. The underlying reason is not technology, but poor management. Partial optimisation as well as divide and conquer strategy, will lead to fragmentation of activities and inevitably to an increase in bureaucracy. Each employee is given strictly defined role descriptions, which are also narrow, because otherwise they cannot be defined with sufficient precision. This leads to a huge increase in the need for coordination, as the work must be coordinated between several narrow-ranging roles, and at the same time working together becomes more difficult.

Consulting firm Gosei’s co-founders Ran Nyman and Ari Tikka believe that large organisations are characterized by analytical leadership, despite the need for systemic leadership. Analytical problem solving leads to partial optimisation, but it does not improve the capabilities of the entire organisation.

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