At this year’s tools4agileteams Conference I listened to Jurgen Appelo’s talk about the unFix organisation model, ahum, pattern library.
There were some questions from the audience. Some compared unFix to #SAFe as both seem to be very large (at least to the person who asked the question).
Jurgen’s stance on this: The difference is that unFix is full of options. If you’ve got a big Lego[tm| box weighing 100kg and thousands of bricks, you could create lot of things. If you’ve got only a small Lego[tm| box with 10 bricks, you could possibly only build one thing.
I don’t want to bash on SAFe here. The SAFe model tries to create a holistic model through a collection of different bits and pieces (from OKR to Lean Portfolio, Design Thinking, Scrum, Kanban flow etc.etc.) and ties them together, creating different versions for essential / small / large.
unFIX, to the contrast, from my understanding is “just” a pattern library for organizational / team design. Of course you need further things, but the good thing is: you can combine different patterns depending on your needs. You don’t need to use the full 100kg Lego[tm| box to achieve your need. Just pick the pieces and combine them together in a clever way. Experiment, Inspect & Adapt.
So, I if you would like to compare unFIX to other pattern libraries, have a look at the Sociocracy 3.0 model, ahum, pattern library.
Any thoughts on this?