Agile Structures: Scaling Agility

From Resource Pools to Cross-Functional Teams
  • Ángel Medinilla


One of the most fast-growing organizational example is the start-up in the sense of a high-growth-rate, technology-oriented company. The start-up usually begins with a small set of people, maybe as few as two to five cofounders. The nature and potential of this group is considered by venture capital firms as one of the main drives to invest in this company.


Team Member Resource Pool Support Team Feature Team Venture Capital Firm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ángel Medinilla
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  1. 1.ProyectalisSevilleSpain

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