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  • Learn or Lose: Agile Coaching and Organizational Survival

    by Daniel Prager on  Jan 22, 2015 2

    How can established organizations avoid being disrupted into oblivion? What are the key cultural and mental barriers to real learning and productive change? How can Agile approaches and coaching help, and how should they be customized to local conditions? Dan Prager explores the issues and gives a guided tour of helpful models and approaches.

  • Getting RID of Risk with Agile

    by Jacob Creech on  Jan 21, 2015 2

    One of the largest areas of waste in development are poorly formed requirements. This post presents a very simple technique that can be applied to all user stories to improve quality and reduce waste, as well as examining how this can fit into your current planning and estimation workflow via the underused ‘definition of ready’. It’s a very actionable concept that you can apply immediately.

  • 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

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

5 Agile Ways to Achieve your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Dan R. Greening on  Jan 15, 2015

New Year’s resolutions promote change for the better. Agile practices can help you, as an individual, achieve and maintain your personal goals.

Learning Fast in Design, Development and DevOps

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 14, 2015

Delivering the right products fast can be challenging, certainly when there are many unknowns along the way. If you want to build products fast you need to be able to learn fast and efficiently.

Using Agile Retrospectives for Organizational Change

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 12, 2015

The book Retrospectives for Organizational Change by Jutta Eckstein explores how agile retrospectives can be applied to initiate and implement organizational change.

Using the Kanban Canvas for Driving Change

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 07, 2015

In an interview with InfoQ Karl Scotland explains the kanban canvas and explores how it can be used to create shared insights and decide upon the approach to intervene in organizations. 1

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

Q&A with John Sonmez on His Book on Soft Skills

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 03, 2015

The book Soft Skills covers topics for professional software developers, it aims to help developers to become a better programmer, a more valuable employee, and a happier and healthier person.

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.

We Need No Less than Pervasive Leadership

Posted by Jean Richardson on  Jan 01, 2015

Jean shows how Pervasive Leadership aligns with chaordic leadership in that it acknowledges a true follower cannot be bound to follow. The moment they are bound, they are no longer leader or follower.

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