I was presenting this workshop in Vilnius on May 2017.
The main line of thoughts:
- we use the word "culture" to explain when things don't work (and work)
- when the companies are young (start-ups) culture (beliefs and habits of the founders) shape the emergent structure
- once the companies get stable, the structure starts to sustain itself
- hence in a stable company, structures are shaping the cultures
- Larman's law calls it "culture follows structure"
Then we review the some sample structure decisions that affect culture in different ways:
- component teams
- platforms teams
- lack of team skills
- product management 'divide and concur'