Alignment Efficiency: When to Sacrifice Speed for Greater Alignment

Nick Tune
Nick Tune
Dec 2, 2018 · 8 min read

Aligned Autonomy vs Alignment Efficiency

Efficiency Characteristics of Alignment Techniques

A rapid heuristic for approximately determining the most appropriate type of efficiency

How to Balance Alignment Efficiency: 4 Scenarios

Scenario 1: Brand New Teams

When teams are forming and building new systems, the boundaries aren’t clear so prepare for greater fluidity and alignment

Scenario 2: Multi-team Projects

Minimise the number of people who need to be aligned for short-term projects with strategic alliance teams

Scenario 3: Enterprise Innovation

When a temporary new team is building a service that depends on existing products, you may want to for a strategic alliance innovation team

Scenario 4: Coupled by Legacy Systems

High alignment is needed when teams are coupled for unnecessary technical reasons

Transitioning Toward Greater Alignment Efficiency

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