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!
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.
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.
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.
The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies which help you to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
A question that often comes up on Performance Management – Agile talks about team performance so why am I measured on individual goals which have little to do with team performance? 4