The difference looks like these folks work in the same physical location. I wonder if their organizational model lends itself to the use of the Agile development methodology.
HAL, which has made its recent "living" usurping US jobs and moving them offshore depends on extracting from employees any specific knowledge about process. A Wiki is one way to do that. And the outsourcing depends on molding a business's processes into industry standards, e.g., SAP. That's been underway for years as executives view accounting and IT as costs that don't provide a competitive advantage. And, of course they don't, since everyone is on the same system (SAP).
Steve Jobs, now there was a committee of one, was so famously angered at the incompetent, hyper-promoted, new MobileMe that he fired everyone on the team. Well, except himself; surely the resources allocated had some part in the fail, and Apple just doesn't have a lot of bodies to charge the trenches.
Is there someone, an owner, a venture capitalist, at the promoted startup who can fire the whole team, and the possibility keeps 'em hoppin' -
We just don't know, from that story.
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