A european online company was struggling to cope with the growth in demand for its’ service and mature its team capability.
It had kicked off a re-architecture project but was worried the project wasn’t on track.
An interim.teamer visited them on site and over two days conducted a series of interviews, informal coaching sessions and workshops . Day three was spent writing up a report including recommendations that;
The new architecture was essential to the future success of the business. It wasn’t perfect or finished, but it was an important step in the right direction.
The appropriate risk control framework should be put around the new architecture and then it should be launched in a way that limited damage in the event of problems.
The launch and migration process wouldn’t be without incident..but then was the time to make the step and take the pain.
Making people more accountable in the team would raise overall performance levels. Bringing in carefully selected people with “battle scars” from the industry market leader would help.
The interim.teamer also quoted Ben Horowitz from “The Hard Thing About Hard Things”…”If you’re going to eat sh*t..don’t nibble”.
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