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  • Gamification for Business – Recruitment, Management and Promotion

    by Monica Wells on  Jan 24, 2015

    Monica describes gamification as a valuable business tool for both internal and external purposes, providing a strategy for spicing up routine activities of companies and helping them to improve team performance, foster collaboration between team members, encourage desired behaviors, increase the visibility of brands and drive innovation to sectors that benefit most from talent sourcing.

  • Using the Kanban Canvas for Driving Change

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 07, 2015

    The need for learning organizations is greater than ever. People need to be able to continuously solve new problems, they have to develop thinking and problem solving skills that would enable them to do this. 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.

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

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 03, 2015

    The book “Soft Skills - The software developer's life manual” addresses interesting topics for professional software developers. The book aims to help developers to become better programmers, more valuable employees, and happier and healthier people. An interview with John Sonmez on managing careers, remote working, mentoring, getting more work done, negotiating salaries and positive thinking.

Innovation Machine

Posted by Jonathan Irwin on  Dec 29, 2014

How do you create new, disruptive, and viable businesses, for new markets? Jonathan Irwin describes a platform and shows how teams can work in a new way, being led, staffed, and measured differently. 2

A Business Perspective on APIs

Posted by Matt McLarty on  Nov 18, 2014

This article, the first of a new series, examines APIs from a business perspective. It covers the importance of tying your APIs back to your business value, with examples from Amazon and Twilio. 2

Q&A with Gojko Adzic on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your User Stories

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 15, 2014

The book fifty quick ideas to improve your user stories aims to help people to write better user stories and support teams in iteratively delivering products that satisfy their customers' needs.

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.

Shadow IT Risk and Reward

Posted by Chris Haddad on  Oct 08, 2014

Chris Haddad explains in this article what Shadow IT is, what role it plays in the enterprise and why Enterprise IT needs to embrace it, adapt and address Shadow IT requirements, autonomy, and goals.

Book Review and Q&A on Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2014

The book Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile by Mario E. Moreira aims to help organizations to adopt and agile mindset and culture to deploy agile methods and practices.

Improving Data Management with the DMM

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 15, 2014

The CMMI Institute has launched the Data Management Maturity (DMM)SM model. It can be used to improve data management, helping organizations to bridge the gap between business and IT.

Why Do We Need Self-Organising Teams?

Posted by Sigi Kaltenecker and Peter Hundermark on  Aug 09, 2014

The second article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams discusses why we need self-organising teams. 2

Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 03, 2014

Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices. An interview wit Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley. 1

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