Sunday, September 15, 2013

Organiser pour la Complexité / Organize for Complexity

English version below. 

Nos organisations peuvent avoir des difficultés à définir une structure interne qui réponde aux contraintes sociales et économiques externes. Celles actives dans des domaines soumis à des contraintes de changements douces, peuvent se contenter d’améliorations continues. Par contre, dans la plupart des domaines technologiques, les structures managériales ne permettent pas d’affronter l’accélération créative/économique en cours.

Nos organisations IT ont trouvé des principes d’amélioration par la gestion en flux, le fast design et la validation anticipée (Agile, Devops, LeanStartup, etc.). Néanmois, d’un point de vue managériale haut niveau, il n’y a pas vraiment de principes adoptés et mis en place dans la globalité de l’entreprise. 

L’année dernière, grâce au mouvement #stoos, j’ai redécouvert le mouvement “Beyond Budgeting” (première rencontre ALE2011) et ai vraiment apprécié le document de Beta Codex “Organiser pour la complexité”. J’ai décidé de le traduire, suite à l’appel de Niels, mais les mois suivants, j’ai préféré me concentrer sur la traduction de “Commiment”. Il y a quelques mois, Sylvain a rejoint Pierre et moi pour terminer cette traduction que vous trouverez ci-dessous.

Si vous n'avez pas de connaissances en management, vous trouverez ce document très dense. Je vous conseille de le lire chapitre par chapitre.
Copie sur Slideshare de Niels et copie sur Slideshare de Sylvain


 
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Today, organisations could struggle to define a internal structure that fits current external economical and social constraints. Those active in domains which move at a slow pace, can handle change with a continuous-improvement mindset. But in most technological domains, the current managerial structure cannot bear the increasing creative/economical pace.

Our IT organisations found improvement principles in flowing, fast design and early validation principles (Agile, Devops, LeanStartup, etc.). However, from a high level management point of view, no principles are really adopted and implemented in the whole enterprise. Last year, due to the #stoos movement, I rediscovered the “Beyond budgeting” people (first met in ALE2011) and really appreciate the Beta Codex document “Organize for Complexity”.

I decided to translate it, after a call from Niels, but during the following months I was too busy and focused only on the “Commitment book” translation. A few months ago, Sylvain joined Pierre and me to finish the translation that you can find below.

This document is really heavy to read if you don’t have any knowledge of management principles. So take the time to read it chapter by chapter to nourish your brain.

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History :
15/09/2013: Published
03/11/2013: Add Zobrist example

1 comment :

Deborah said...

Franck!

When you translated this, the simplified version was just coming out in paperback ... in German.

Now it is out in English, too!

Had I remembered that you were the translator, I would have handed you my copy! Ah well, I sent it back to Bordeaux for Fabrice...

Everyone: the English book, even further improved, is here on Amazon.fr

It's an inexpensive, easily digestible way to introduce a colleague to 21st century management ideas.

I really enjoyed it - I hope you do too!

deb

PS: and check Niels' site later this year, because we are hoping for a French version too!