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Establishing a Product Organization Structure

Product teams and functional leadership

Depiction of teams of increasing sizes with the number of one-to-one relationships
Depiction of teams of increasing sizes with the number of one-to-one relationships

Worst practice: command and control

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Empowered cross-functional product teams

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How product teams come to be

Permanence of the teams

Assigning areas of responsibility

Staffing the teams

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Team superstructures

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The role of formal reporting lines

Functional coaching and development

Context and direction

Organization size and reporting structure

Alternatives to line management

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