Agile Is Not Enough

Agile Is Not Enough Agility is critical for companies trying to keep up with customer expectations and emerging business trends. By adopting an agile approach, software development teams can create new products and services rapidly, transform processes, and even help reinvent the organisation. But agile teams can stumble as they interact with and depend on …

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Loose Coupling Versus Tight Controls

Loose Coupling Versus Tight Controls Organisations that excel at external collaboration and cross-functional teaming embrace organisational theorist Karl Weick’s notion of “loosely coupled systems.” As Weick explained in a much-cited 1976 article in Administrative Science Quarterly, a loosely coupled organisation eschews hierarchies and excels at adaptation. “If all of the elements in a large system …

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