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Agile IT Organization Design: For Digital Transformation and Continuous Delivery by Sriram Narayan

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Chapter 10. Staffing

Chapters 7 and 8 explored the financial and governance aspects of alternatives to plan-driven projects. This chapter explores the people aspect. Having the right team in place makes a huge difference to the outcome. People aren’t fungible in a software development effort—whether on the IT side or on the business side of the table. Putting together a good team requires intelligent staffing. In this chapter, we examine challenges and opportunities for better staffing.

10.1 Dealing with the Talent Crunch

An organization design tuned for intrinsic motivators still depends on the availability of people who can rise to the opportunity and make the most of it—people who have the required aptitude, attitude, and integrity. Unfortunately, ...

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