Hierarchy | Glossary



Hierarchy forms the structure of an organization. The chain of responsibility ascends from the bottom to the top, with employees often reporting to a manager/ supervisor. Its’ importance is debated in Scrum, with several cases being against it’s inclusion in management and organizations.

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable | Book Series


The Five Dysfunctions of a Team focuses on the root causes of politics and dysfunction on the teams where you work, and the keys to overcoming them. The author illustrates five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones often struggle and also outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these hurdles and build a cohesive and effective team.


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