location_city Melbourne schedule Nov 11th 10:45 - 11:25 AM AEST place Oratory people 14 Interested

Startup and ScaleUps are known stages of organisational growth for tech companies. Often less recognised is the distinct interim stage of Startup-to-ScaleUp -- this period of a tech companies time has its own unique needs and gotchas, and as a result requires an organisational design to suit. 

In this interactive presentation, with elements inspired by systems thinking, I'll explore common organisational design patterns (and anti-patterns) in startups as they attempt to scale, with a focus on B2B SaaS tech companies. I'll cap it with my recommended structure for this stage of growth, including some options, based on my hard earned experience -- which includes over 10 years of successes & failure at driving scaling product & engineering teams + 10 years of being part of them, followed by a discussion.


Outline/Structure of the Case Study

  • Why organisational design matters
  • Examples of how structure can affect outcomes for B2B SaaS Startup-to-ScaleUps (through mini case studies from my experience)
  • Commons pain points and how they are tied to organisational anti-patterns for this growth stage
  • Recommended structure, and how it evolved
  • Discussion

Learning Outcome

  • Level up in your thinking about organisational design and architecture, information flow
  • Have a starting template for an organisation at the Startup-to-ScaleUp stage of growth

Target Audience

CTOs, VPs / Heads of Engineering & Product, Engineering Managers

Prerequisites for Attendees

Lived experience in startups / scaleups

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