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. It does not force change upon the organizational structure, but builds on the existing structure and makes the best of it. In this article Walid Farag explores shared leadership and provides a case study.
The book Management 3.0 Workout by Jurgen Appelo contains games, practices, stories and tools that can be used to improve management in organizations. Managers can use the book to develop skills for servant leadership and increase employee engagement. Agile teams can adopt management practices described in the book to improve team work and collaboration helping them to become self-organizing.
Lisette Sutherland and Elinor Slomba are collecting and sharing stories from people whose business models depend upon getting remote teams right. These stories showing how remote teams collaborate, bridge distance, build trust and get things done together will be described in the upcoming book Collaboration Superpowers: The Remote Field Guide.
The third article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams covers what it means to lead a self-organising team.
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.
The second article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams discusses why we need self-organising teams. 2
Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about balancing flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying retrospectives for continuous improvement.
This first article from a series of on Leading Self-Organising Teams explores what self-organising teams are. 3
This is a story about four cross-functional scrum/DevOps/feature teams delivering and managing a business-critical 24/7 system used by vessel-traffic services operators and many other users.
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
An interview covering what Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative adds to agile and how SEMAT can be used when organizations adopt agile.
An interview with Tim Ottinger and Ruud Wijnands about the way that organizations adopt agile, services provided by the industry, and the importance of technical practices and craftsmanship in agile.