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  • 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.

  • DIVAs Weed Them out or Nurture Them? Five Best Practices

    by Michael Nir on  Jan 05, 2015 2

    Your DIVA is eating garlic AGAIN??? At Qcon SF, Rob Cromwell introduced the DIVA: Difficult, Infallible, Victim and Arrogant; referring to insufferable geniuses. To help Rob and leaders & managers with coaching a great technical employee who has interpersonal and social behavioral issues, Michael Nir compiled FIVE best practical practices for handling the DIVAs. Find them here.

  • 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.

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.

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

The Ubiquitous Need for Kanbanfor1

Posted by Sandy Mamoli on  Dec 28, 2014

In this article Sandy Mamoli shares the top 5 Kanbanfor1 related insights she has gained from using, coaching and presenting Kanbanfor1 during the last four years. 26

Cynefin 101 – Portfolio Management

Posted by Greg Brougham on  Dec 26, 2014

One of the core ideas of Cynefin is the use of safe-to-fail experiments to determine how you want to evolve the system. 4

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

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 2

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  Dec 21, 2014

All too often we that the business people we deal with do not know what they want, Michael presents some more ideas on how to talk to them and how to explore their needs.

Spark the Change Runner up - the Markel Marvel: A Case Study of IT Transformation in Insurance

Posted by Helen Walton on  Dec 17, 2014

Few companies share warts-and-all stories of IT transformation. In this case study, Spark judge, Helen Walton, interviews Markel International on how they went from waterfall to agile in 6 months.

Open Kanban: The First Agile and Lean Open Source Method for Continuous Improvement

Posted by Joseph Hurtado on  Dec 15, 2014

Open Kanban is an innovative open source method that takes the best ideas from Agile and Lean and creates a minimal method, one that is designed to be adapted to any business or even personal use. 3

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