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TechDebates Tel Aviv

HOW TO ORGANIZE R&D? Matrix vs Divisional Structure

24 JUNE 2019


Poor organizational design creates confusion within roles, a lack of coordination, reduced collaboration, and slow decision making. When thinking about the best way to organize R&D, should it be organized on a divisional, matrix, or other structure? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Every organization is different and no organization is structurally perfect.

However, without a formal organizational structure, R&D departments may become unclear exactly who has the final responsibility for what.

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Meet The Panel

Moshe Weiis
R&D Director, Co-Founder of Discovers

19 years of Software Engineering and User Experience in various positions, started as a frontend developer till acting as a Senior Manager in IBM. In my last role in IBM I led a team of 40 engineers, architects and designers in Israel and some additional UX and UI designers in the US. My greatest accomplishment was 2 years ago where I delivered a new and innovative product, from scratch, disrupting the Storage market. My passion: technology, execution & delivery, customer experience and Design Thinking. I am facilitating Design Thinking workshops in various organizations to any organizational or product challenges. I believe in people, fun and innovation.

Boris Korenfeld
VP of R&D at Gett
If I had to choose only three components of extraordinary results, I would choose these three: Uncompromising standards, Elite engineers, Immense passion. For the past 18 years I was part of some exceptional engineering teams, I built and led some good ones, and most importantly; I had the opportunity to learn from many outstanding managers in the industry.

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