HACKING, TRINITY OF MANAGEMENT AND THE AGILE METHOD. THE MAINSTAYS WHICH HAVE MOLDED THE CULTURE, APPROACH AND ATTITUDE OF INTERLOGICA.
The evolution of Interlogica from a Hacking group to a tied system of business companies was possible thanks to the willingness of the group to continuously reshape the concept of its organization.
The reshaping took place by working closely with those people who are experts of the business world and who are part of its evolution and innovation.
Interlogica’s model was shaped by three fundamental concepts:
The organizational model is the foundation of a business body as it constitutes its strategic arrangement. Everything is based on the selection of the most appropriate format for one’s own business.
The structure of Interlogica is still undergoing modifications, which are needed in order to achieve a “flat” structure. “Flat” organizations involve few hierarchical divisions, a broad level of control and more specialized work, resulting in a higher differentiation in terms of role, work and team.
Scrum, an Agile framework, involves an incremental and iterative work organized in such a way as to provide the best possible value for the client in a short amount of time. Following the Scrum principles, every project is divided into small stages with different priority levels, so that in every work cycle, called “sprint”, the most important parts are given high priority from the outset, in order to create value for the client from the beginning of the project.Based on the Agile method, Scrum means incremental and procedural work organized in such a way as to provide the best possible value for the client in a short amount of time. Following the Scrum principles, every project is divided into small stages with different priority levels, so that in every work cycle, called “sprint”, the most important parts are given high priority from the outset, in order to create value for the client from the beginning of the project.
Scrum of Scrum
Helpful Scrum practice used to share information inside corporations. The Scrum of Scrum is a fifteen minute long, weekly meeting done to keep everyone updated on the current situation of the firm, as well as providing a useful tool to express problematics that may burden the different teams.
At the end of the daily scrum, every team chooses its ambassador who then gathers with the others to discuss the progress, problems and plans of every team.
Team without a team leader
The most valuable asset of our firm are the teams, which are autonomous and independent in every project organization and development. They’re formed by a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 9 peers, with different skills and duties, in order to run every project, even the most difficult, in the most efficient way.
The concept of team without team leader is based on an equal distribution of responsibilities of a team leader between all team members. This approach favours the growth of every member inside the organization.
Guilds are born out of the necessity to share the culture and knowledge of every community inside the firm, which are invited to gather regularly.
Every meeting has the goal of sharing information of different branches of knowledge and promotes the analysis of new models and technologies. For instance, in a single meeting it is possible to shift the discussion from the Arduino open hardware and software technology to the different software languages as well as analysing new trends in the IT world.
The cultural revolution sprouting from our firm also includes a new way of awarding business bonuses. Within our company, bonuses are not given to single, brilliantly executed tasks; instead, we promote collaboration among colleagues. The most important concept of this initiative is that there is no clear definition of goals or KPI (Key Performance Indicator) as well as the absence of any directive or regulatory structure inside the company.