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  • Building Hybrid Teams

    by Michi Tyson on  Jan 19, 2015

    As globalisation and offshoring take over the workplace, building agile teams becomes more challenging - thankfully, here’s your non-PC (but culturally sensitive) guide on creating an environment that will allow you and your organisation to “kick some agile butt” no matter who or where you are!

  • Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 3

    by Michał Bartyzel on  Jan 16, 2015 1

    The third article of the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals series is focused on very powerful tool which is a Conversation Structure. Michael explains the structure and the mechanics of what people call “a talk”, shows how to control the conversation flow and how to navigate through a conversation on purpose.

  • DIVAs Weed Them out or Nurture Them? Five Best Practices

    by Michael Nir on  Jan 05, 2015 2

    Your DIVA is eating garlic AGAIN??? At Qcon SF, Rob Cromwell introduced the DIVA: Difficult, Infallible, Victim and Arrogant; referring to insufferable geniuses. To help Rob and leaders & managers with coaching a great technical employee who has interpersonal and social behavioral issues, Michael Nir compiled FIVE best practical practices for handling the DIVAs. Find them here.

Lessons Learned by Scaling Android Apps - AnDevCon Panel Summary

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 02, 2015

What it takes to build Android apps that scale up to millions of global users? At last AnDevCon, seven experienced Android developers tried to answer that question.

Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 31, 2014

The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies which help you to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development.

How to Select the Right People

Posted by Zhenya Rozinskiy on  Oct 22, 2014

People are not widgets that can simply be fitted to a specific spot and just work. Zhenya Rozinskiy covers steps required for building remote teams and shares his own experiences.

Q&A with Nadja Macht on Innovation, Flow and Continuous Improvement

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 28, 2014

Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about balancing flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying retrospectives for continuous improvement.

An interview with Matt Winn on JP Morgan’s Agile Transformation

Posted by Stuart Turner on  May 27, 2014

Matt Winn, from J.P. Morgan’s securities group, Singapore describes his own perspective of using Large-Scale Scrum to create significant change within a tier-one financial services firm.

Remote Working Works

Posted by Tom Howlett on  Mar 24, 2014

5 years ago we left our office and decided we could work as effectively from home. Today we're closer, collaborate more, recruit better and work more effectively. This is the story of how we work. 4

Agile Walls

Posted by Sharon Robson on  Dec 14, 2013

The concept of walls as information radiators and communication tools is central to the agile mind-set. Using the right wallware and the information they provide can make or break an agile team. 2

Agile Fluency: Finding Agile That's Fit-for-Purpose

Posted by Diana Larsen on  Nov 12, 2013

How to use The Agile Fluency model: a way of thinking about and planning investments to create the conditions of Agile that best fit your development effort, business need, and customer value.

Open Agile Adoption: The Executive Summary

Posted by Dan Mezick on  Oct 06, 2013

This is the second in a series of articles which examine a new approach to organizational change: Open Agile adoption based on invitation and engagement rather than mandate and instruction from above

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