A lot of the pain that large and medium-sized organizations are facing boils down to scaling. It is not difficult to have 5-10 people working together in one room. However, as your business becomes more successful and your hiring increases, you will start to see problems. At Jimdo, the approach to scaling relies on three major factors: culture, communication, and kaizen.
People have different ideas about what a leader can and should do, and personal leadership preferences. The book The Leadership Game is the manual for a three-hour game in which different leadership styles are practiced. InfoQ did an interview with Ignace and Yves Hanoulle about leadership styles, pair training and observing and giving feedback.
Self-organized teams manage their work, the processes that they use and the way that they work together as a team and with their stakeholders. Robert Pankowecki is writing a book on Developers Oriented Project Management which aims to help programmers, product owners, project managers and agile company owners to improve their project management practices and move towards more flat organizations.
The people’s Scrum is a collection of essays on agile ideas and practices. InfoQ interviewed Tobias Mayer about people, teams and self organization with Scrum and about AgileLib.net.
5 years ago we left our office and decided we could work as effectively from home. Today we're closer, collaborate more, recruit better and work more effectively. This is the story of how we work. 4
The book Programming for Kids contains many examples that kids in the age from 9-14 can use to learn the basics of programming with Ruby. InfoQ did an interview with the author Peter Armstrong.
The Lean Mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery.
Do you find it hard to say no when others ask you for help - even when you are already too busy? In this article, we examine the problem of chronic overcommitment, what causes it and some solutions. 2
What happens when a director of a consulting company decides to drastically change the culture? An interview on the change approach, culture and trust, and lessons learned from an agile journey.
Creativity is a powerful motivator for individuals and teams and it can be taught, trained, and enhanced. Here are some techniques for enhancing creativity that you can use in your team’s workshops.
Good leaders create an environment where self-organizing teams can thrive and create great products and services to delight their customers, as Ole Jepsen explains in this interview.
Some 80% of all improvement and change programmes fail. Intelligent Evolution ensures long-term business success rather than short-term satisfaction of a standard or theory.