Philip Evans and Bob Wolf: Collaboration Rules

Begins by comparing Toyota’s suppliers’ response to a potentially disruptive fire at a plant used to manufacture an important component for cars with a potential security breach in the Linux kernel, patched by Rusty Russell and Andrew Tridgell. Large communities mobilising and organising themselves to respond to an emergency.

What makes these communities work?

  • A common work discipline. Similar skills and a common language
  • Widespread, granular communication
  • Leaders are connectors

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