Why so flat?
We have presented this topic on Poznań Java User Group, DevCrowd 2015, GeeCON 2015, Devoxx PL and Confitura 2015.
In May 2013 we, the owners of SoftwareMill, came to the point where the traditional board ruling of a company that had no middle management became difficult and very time-consuming. And since we like to do other stuff than managing we had to do something about it. The usual path people take is introducing middle management. But was that for us? Hell no! Since we run all the projects in an agile, self-organising manner we thought - why not do the same with the company?
And that, after a while, has resulted in a fully transparent (both operationally and financially) organisation that I would like to tell you the story of. How it went, what went wrong, what went well and what were the problems we encountered and had to fix.
And was it worth the hassle ;-)?