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  • Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 31, 2014

    The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development. An interview with Randall Jensen about measuring and improving productivity, contribution of agile to productivity, benefits from pair programming and teams, knowledge retention in maintenance and commandments for communication.

  • Shadow IT Risk and Reward

    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.

  • Working Together, Sitting Apart

    by Hugo Messer on  Oct 05, 2014

    There are essentially two factors that determine whether your offshoring adventure is successful or not – people and process. This article is the first article in a series on managing remote teams, sharing experiences in developing a process for remote collaboration. As people sit apart in (several) remote locations, extra attention must be paid to articulating how people work together.

Q&A with Jurgen Appelo on Management 3.0 Workout

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 09, 2014

The book Management 3.0 Workout by Jurgen Appelo contains games, practices, stories and tools that can be used to improve management in organizations.

Stories of Collaboration in Remote Teams

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 01, 2014

Lisette Sutherland and Elinor Slomba are sharing stories on working in remote teams. They show how remote teams collaborate, bridge distance, build trust and get things done together.

Collaborative Software Development Platforms for Crowdsourcing

Posted by Xin Peng, Muhammad Ali Babar, Christof Ebert on  Aug 17, 2014

In this IEEE article, authors provide an overview of current technologies for crowdsourcing in software development. They talk about the current practice and trends in collaborative platforms.

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

Exploring the ENTIRE DevOps Toolchain for (Cloud) Teams

Posted by Richard Seroter on  May 28, 2014

Once the cultural DevOps transformation is under way, how can teams shipping cloud (or on-premises) applications use the full suite of DevOps technologies to simplify delivery and management at scale? 2

Author Q&A – The Lean Mindset by Tom and Mary Poppendieck

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 18, 2014

The Lean Mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery.

Solving the Gordian Knot of Chronic Overcommittment in Development Organizations

Posted by Rolf Häsänen and Morgan Ahlström on  Feb 13, 2014

Do you find it hard to say no when others ask you for help - even when you are already too busy? In this article, we examine the problem of chronic overcommitment, what causes it and some solutions. 2

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.

How to use Workshops to Boost Creativity, Team Commitment and Motivation

Posted by Ulf Eriksson on  Jan 31, 2014

Creativity is a powerful motivator for individuals and teams and it can be taught, trained, and enhanced. Here are some techniques for enhancing creativity that you can use in your team’s workshops.

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