Seven Archetypes of Org Topologies

Roland Flemm
10 min readFeb 28

Org Topologies is a mapping of recognizable organizational archetypes in product development. We are using the following two axes for creating the two-dimensional map:

  1. Grow team-level autonomy — by deepening cross-functionality to become fluent in delivering value fast.
  2. Grow customer-centric alignment — by broadening understanding of the problem space.

Being organizational consultants and field practitioners, we (Alexey and Roland) have assembled and generalized our recollections of many organizations that we have…

Roland Flemm

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