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  • Leadership, Mentoring and Team Chemistry

    by Michael Biven on  Sep 17, 2015

    How does fire fighting compare to DevOps? Michael Biven, team lead at Ticketmaster, shares important lessons on leadership, mentoring and team chemistry from his experience as a fire fighter.

  • A Case for Diversity in Our Workspaces

    by Sallyann Freudenberg on  Jul 23, 2015 1

    Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg makes a case for supporting neurodiveristy in our workplaces.

  • Inviting over Imposing Agile

    by Daniel Mezick on  Apr 11, 2015

    We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Early in the story teams were the “bottom-up” vector for agile spread. Next the way agile spread started to shift away from teams to executives and “management”. Recent developments move us towards consultancy for bring agile to larger enterprises that struggle with change. Which way is agile going to go next?

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2015

Posted by Abel Avram on  Apr 01, 2015

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

Building Hybrid Teams

Posted by Michi Tyson on  Jan 19, 2015

In the age of globalisation, building an agile team can be challenging – thankfully, here’s your non-PC (but culturally sensitive) guide on creating an agile environment “outside the sweet spot”. 1

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 3

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  Jan 16, 2015

In the third article of the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals series Michael focuses on how to use questions consciously and how to manage the conversation flow. 2

DIVAs Weed Them out or Nurture Them? Five Best Practices

Posted by Michael Nir on  Jan 05, 2015

Five Best Practices to nurture the DIVAs in our organization: Learn to observe behaviors. Frame outcome of behavior. Define impact of outcome. Follow: cycle of feedback. Learn to give credit 2

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.

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