A Technical Team Leader should demonstrate capability in three main areas which are often overlooked: Team Support, Technical Excellence, and Innovation. In the course of preparing TTL's, organizations tend to build capacity in one the three areas, but rarely in them all, which results in a deficiency in the TTL's capabilities and performance. Read more about these capabilities in this article.
When developers become Tech Leads they have to find a balance between leading teams and continuing to do technical work. The book Talking with Tech Leads contains stories from Tech Leads on situations, challenges and approaches for leading teams. It explores the role and activities of technical leaders, and provides suggestions how to deal with responsibilities that come with technical leadership.
On the occasion of Selenium's 10th Birthday Celebration, a bunch of ThoughtWorkers have compiled an anthology of essays on testing approaches, tools and culture. This anthology of essays is available as an eBook, titled - "Perspectives on Agile Software Testing".
Brad Murphy talks about how traditional management can lead to disengaged employees, agile scaling, diagnosing the health of organizations and approaches for adopting agile and become more innovative.
In the book Reinventing Organizations Frederic Laloux researched 12 organizations who use fundamentally new ways to manage work and their employees.
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.
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
"Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners" by Ilan Goldstein is a must read book that delivers real world examples on how to effectively implement and embed Agile in your team or organisation.
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.
Shared leadership is a modern and exciting way to lead and manage. The goal of sharing authority within a team of leaders is to maximize the use of all capabilities and ideas in the organization.
The book Management 3.0 Workout by Jurgen Appelo contains games, practices, stories and tools that can be used to improve management in organizations.
The third article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams covers what it means to lead a self-organising team.