[Foundation-l] WMF Engineering org charts

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 04:46:18 UTC 2012

On 5 April 2012 02:05, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 5:45 PM, George Herbert <george.herbert at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Has this been an observed issue within the WMF?
> In some areas. In my view, a well-functioning agile team is
> self-organizing and self-managed, and it's a manager's job to
> primarily set that team up for success, hire the right people, replace
> the people who aren't working out, and help escalate/resolve blocker
> or coordination issues outside the team's scope. Putting so much
> responsibility on the team's shoulders is in my opinion a good thing,
> because it treats them as adults accountable and responsible for the
> success or failure of their own work.

What about personal development? Do your managers play an active role
in helping their reports develop with objectives, feedback, training,
etc? I imagine doing that for so many reports would be extremely time

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