Simple, very dumb system that constantly works

A great article from Amazon’s Builder Library. These patterns have three key features. One, they don’t scale up or slow down with load or stress. Two, they don’t have modes, which means they do the same operations in all conditions. Three, if they have any variation, it’s to do less work in times of stressContinue reading “Simple, very dumb system that constantly works”

It is not the size, it is the autonomy…

Amazon’s “two-pizza teams”: The ultimate divisional organization Amazon’s “two-pizza teams” are well-known; they’ve been written about in Fast Company and the WSJ. But almost everyone misses the point. They aren’t about team size—they’re about autonomy and accountability. I have seen so many people, conferences, articles talking about this topic but never seen a better explanationContinue reading “It is not the size, it is the autonomy…”