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Changing Leadership and Motivation in a Product-Centric Development Organization

Published: 28 January 2020

ID: G00464394

Analyst(s): Bill Swanton


A fundamental change is required as organizations adopt agile and DevOps, and move from project centricity to product centricity. In a flatter organization, employee development is the primary mission. Application leaders must understand this and implement new employee motivation practices.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Refocus on Growing and Grooming Talent and Leave Day-to-Day Task Management to the Teams
  • Encourage Employees to Become More Versatile, Developing New Skills and Different Roles
  • Formalize the Shift to a Learning Organization With Performance Management
  • Celebrate Employees Who Receive Recognition From Their Peers; Emphasize Customer Value to Show Them the Purpose of Their Work

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