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  • Peer Feedback Loops: Why Metrics and Meetings Are Not Enough

    by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Oct 07, 2015

    This is the first in a series of articles that will show how to build peer feedback loops, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement. Starting with a problem statement and some background on feedback, followed by explaining why metrics and meetings are not enough, the article describes the first three methods on how to design and facilitate peer feedback sessions.

  • The World is One Family - Why That Matters for Software Corporations and Professionals

    by Kamlesh Ravlani on  Jul 12, 2015

    Rev. C. L. Gulati of Sant Nirankari Mission presented the opening keynote on the conference theme – Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The World is one family, at the Regional Scrum Gathering South Asia 2015. Kamlesh Ravlani, one of the volunteer event organizers, spoke with him about this philosophy, its implications for global organizations and why the software community should care about it.

  • The Pitfalls that You Should Always Avoid when Implementing Agile

    by Annette Vendelbo on  Jun 27, 2015 4

    Moving from traditional project management to agile is a paradigm shift. From push to pull systems from a control-and-command culture to a trust culture where authority is delegated. A good structure with some control mechanisms will most likely help you get the wanted results quicker. This article discusses the role that management plays in organizations that have decided to adopt agile.

Q&A on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 23, 2015

The book Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests provides suggestions that cross functional teams that are doing iterative delivery can use to manage and improve their testing activities.

Why We Fail to Change: Understanding Practices, Principles, and Values Is a Solution

Posted by Pawel Brodzinski on  Jun 01, 2015

There’s no reward for being a Scrum or kanban shop if we are not delivering value to customers. We need to change our mindset, and focus on the principles that people follow and values they share.

Staying Connected When Working Remote

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 04, 2015

Working remote can give you freedom and independence as you can work when and where you want. But working alone and being distant from people can result in loneliness and make you feel disconnected. 2

Q&A with Frederic Laloux on Reinventing Organizations

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 06, 2015

In the book Reinventing Organizations Frederic Laloux researched 12 organizations who use fundamentally new ways to manage work and their employees.

Lean Project Management Using “Oobeya"

Posted by Sandrine Olivencia on  Dec 23, 2014

This article introduces the Oobeya methodology, a lean project management approach that can complement agile by keeping project teams tightly focused on customer satisfaction, time to market and cost. 2

Three Steps to Success in Delivering Your Offshore Project

Posted by Andy Jordan on  Nov 11, 2014

When you are dealing with a team of people who are separated from you, working together during project planning and recognizing that you both share the same concerns increases the chances of success.

Q&A on the Book: The Agile Culture - Leading through Trust and Ownership

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 17, 2014

The book "The Agile Culture" describes how you can develop a culture of energy and innovation, and provides tools to build trust, take ownership and deal with walls and resistance in organizations. 3

Coaching the CxO

Posted by Joost Mulders on  Mar 06, 2014

This article helps agile coaches to to facilitate change on the management level by understanding the context of their target audience and formulate a coaching message matching that context. 3

Interview with Jan de Baere about the Rise and Fall of an Agile Company

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2014

What happens when a director of a consulting company decides to drastically change the culture? An interview on the change approach, culture and trust, and lessons learned from an agile journey.

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