The wholeness team

We find the wholeness team on the wholeness level, which has both tactical and operational responsibility. It has as the name states, responsibility for the wholeness, and that yields the system's high-level requirements, subsystems, equipment and environment, both for the existing systems and for on-going and coming initiatives. 

The wholeness team is a virtual structure, which is important since interference or intertwining with the line hierarchy, easily leads to sub-optimization. Any virtual structure, can be static, or dynamic, which depends on how the purpose in the best way is fulfilled. Remember the importance of doing the complete virtual structure top-down, where the wholeness team is one of the parts, in order to make the virtual structure to fit the purpose.

Since also any product needs to be systems designed in a top-down manner, the wholeness team is also part of the early analysis work This work can for example be to find out HOW the solution will look like, HOW long time it will take, as well as the activities that need to be done. This also means the rough planning of; I-competence, T-competence, number of people, experience, tools, education, new or enhanced systems design through iterations, etc. Without this early planning, we are blind for the future needs, which means that we will be unnecessarily reactive.

The wholeness level to a great extent deals with reducing the transdisciplinary complexity/ complicatedness of the system, which also means taking care of the non-functional requirements on the system. Altogether, the wholeness team has the expertise to do this work, with both expert (transdisciplinary) generalists and expert specialists, from the different silos/part of the organisation. Since all kinds of different complexity always means that we need knowledge we do not have, we clearly need iterative work in order to gain this needed knowledge of the systems design. This will in the end lead us to a proper architecture consisting of components, interfaces etc., which is explained more here in systems design and systems test

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