The right organizational structure changes with the strategic goals of the company. Many companies that are moving towards more agility and better value creation (lean), are finding it beneficial to organize themselves around value streams. Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) authored by Dean Leffingwell et. al. shows guidance on how to find value streams and organize your product development or IT services around these. What are the different roles participating on value streams? How do they interact with the customer and with other internal teams? The Meddlers Game shown here is a great tool to play organizational situations out - starting with the strategic or customer need - and developing an organizational set-up that serves our wanted outcome best.
The Meddlers Game is part of the Management 3.0 Games developed by Jurgen Appelo, played by organizations around the world and offered on Management 3.0 training courses by trainers like Andrea (Lean Advantage) and Ryan (EPAM) globally.