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  • Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

    by Ben Linders on  Nov 30, 2015

    Hierarchical organizations can't react to new market opportunities and changes fast enough, this impedes the company’s survival in the long run. An interview with Michael Dubakov on how agile transformations impact the role of managers, how to change the culture to increase agility, how to flatten an organization using cross-functional teams, and benefits from increasing agility.

  • The First Few Months of a New Team

    by João Miranda on  Oct 30, 2015

    Last January, the OutSystems R&D group introduced a new team, called DevOps. Now that the team has been working together for a few months, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on the journey so far and share it with the community. The article explains how we organized ourselves, shares some data from our first project and presents some of the major lessons we learned along the way.

  • Peer Feedback Loops: Why Metrics and Meetings Are Not Enough

    by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Oct 07, 2015

    This is the first in a series of articles that will show how to build peer feedback loops, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement. Starting with a problem statement and some background on feedback, followed by explaining why metrics and meetings are not enough, the article describes the first three methods on how to design and facilitate peer feedback sessions.

Q&A with Tom Roden and Ben Williams on Improving Retrospectives

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2015

The book fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives aims to help people to get better outcomes from retrospectives and from any continuous improvement initiative. An interview with the authors.

What is Success for a Scrum Master?

Posted by Vasco Duarte on  Aug 17, 2015

Experienced Scrum Masters explain how they define and measure their own personal success as Scrum Masters, and share their lessons learned about how to achieve success.

How Agile Has Changed Test Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 11, 2015

With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, do we still need Test Managers in agile? How are the activities which have long made up the role divested?

Increasing Enterprise Agility and Agile Innovation

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 16, 2015

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.

Q&A with Frederic Laloux on Reinventing Organizations

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 06, 2015

In the book Reinventing Organizations Frederic Laloux researched 12 organizations who use fundamentally new ways to manage work and their employees.

More Than LeSS

Posted by Thomas Spielhofer on  Oct 12, 2014

This article provides a holistic approach to scaling Scrum. It is based on LeSS, amending it to better face the challenges of large projects. 5

Boost Potential with Shared Authority and Lean Management

Posted by Walid Farag on  Sep 11, 2014

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.

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.

What Is Leading Self-Organising Teams All About?

Posted by Sigi Kaltenecker and Peter Hundermark on  Aug 25, 2014

The third article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams covers what it means to lead a self-organising team.

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