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  • Agile Productivity: Willpower and the Neuroscience Approach

    by Anna Obukhova on  Mar 02, 2016 6

    Productivity depends on the ability to concentrate and to keep that concentration long enough to advance towards your goals and get results. This article explores three strategies to save willpower energy and increase the ability to concentrate, and shows what pieces of Scrum work for which of the three strategies to increase productivity.

  • Q&A on Creating Great Teams

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 20, 2016

    The book “Creating Great Teams - How Self-Selection Lets People Excel” by Sandy Mamoli and David Mole explores the concepts of teams that pick themselves and provides step-by-step instructions on how you can use self-selection to establish teams.

  • Q&A on the book Visualization Examples

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 07, 2016

    The book Toolbox for the Agile Coach - Visualization Examples by Jimmy Janlén can be used by agile software development teams to visualize and improve their collaboration and communication. InfoQ interviewed Janlén about the strengths of visualizations and how teams can use them to track progress, deal with blockers, celebrate successes and improve.

Large Scaled-Scrum Development Does Work!

Posted by Almudena Rodriguez Pardo and Norma Acevedo Lopez on  Feb 06, 2016

This article explores how the Ericsson ICT Development Center Eurolab applies Kaizen and agile to develop products with around 100 professionals from all related development and product areas. 4

Self Leadership for Agility

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 02, 2016

An interview with Christopher Avery about self leadership and self-organizing teams, the role for leadership in agile, and how top leadership differs between small and large organizations.

A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things

Posted by Daniel Karzel, Hannelore Marginean, Tuan-Si Tran on  Jan 29, 2016

This is the first article of a two article series in which we try to work from an abstract level of IoT reference architectures towards a concrete architecture and implementation for actual use cases. 6

Lee Thomas and Nick Cahill on Self Organizing Organizations

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jan 29, 2016

At the recent Agile New Zealand conference Lee Thomas and Nick Cahill gave a talk The Self Organizing Organization in which they explained how they helped empower teams and support self organization

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 6

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  Jan 08, 2016

How to convince your client to your ideas? This article presents some effective techniques that will help you propose solutions that you think are better than those suggested by your client. 2

Foundations of Self-Organization

Posted by Svante Lidman on  Jan 06, 2016

The idea of self-organizing teams has been called the secret sauce of agile development. This article describes a model of how to systematically develop healthy self-organization.

Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

Posted by Pieter van der Meché and Jutta Eckstein on  Dec 27, 2015

This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

Peer Feedback Loops: How to Contribute to a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Posted by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Dec 20, 2015

This third article in a series on peer feedback loops explores how feedback can be used to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

Is There a Correlation Between Employee Happiness and Agile?

Posted by Joe Fecarotta on  Dec 09, 2015

This article examines the agile culture and explores how it helps create a happy environment. It questions and challenges the practices and attitudes prevalent in some of the Tech Titans. 14

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