Embracing Agile Article from HBR.ORG
An article that I have often come back to and referred to a lot of my clients. This article also has a really thought provoking “The Right Conditions for Agile” table that I have found useful when explaining my choice of methodologies to executives.
Don’t change structures right away; change roles instead. Many executives assume that creating more cross-functional teams will necessitate major changes in organizational structure. That is rarely true. Highly empowered cross-functional teams do, by definition, need some form of matrix management, but that requires primarily that different disciplines learn how to work together simultaneously rather than separately and sequentially.
Source: Embracing Agile