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Creating a Multi-Team Test Automation Solution

by Ben Linders Follow 27 Followers on  Sep 22, 2018

A solid test framework with automated tests can increase the confidence to release. Cross-team pairing on the framework made it possible for a team to build quality in from the start; it also brought the teams together and upskilled the testers in test automation.

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Atlassian Announces Solutions for Incident Management

by Ben Linders Follow 27 Followers on  Sep 20, 2018

Atlassian announced on September 4 that they have launched a new product called Jira Ops and that they will acquire OpsGenie. Organizations can use Jira Ops for resolving incidents and doing post-mortems to learn from them. OpsGenie adds prompt and reliable alerting to Jira Ops.

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Compliance in an Agile World

by Ben Linders Follow 27 Followers on  Sep 14, 2018

Compliance is about making sure that you are doing the right thing and being able to prove it. With agile and frequent deliveries, you need to build compliance into the process of delivery. Making compliance obligation part of the thing that DevOps teams own increases the likelihood of success.

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Strategic Partnership Announced Between Atlassian and Slack: HipChat to Be Discontinued

by Ben Linders Follow 27 Followers on  Sep 13, 2018

Atlassian announced that they are entering into a strategic partnership with Slack on July 26, 2018, and will no longer offer their own real-time communications products Hipchat Cloud, Hipchat Data Center, Hipchat Server, and Stride. The partnership enables them to extend existing integrations between their tools and co-build new ones.

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Leading within: Evolving into Agility

by Ben Linders Follow 27 Followers on  Sep 12, 2018

Adaptive organizations rely on horizontal leadership where awareness is a fundamental quality for leadership. When we are able to really listen with curiosity, empathy and courage, then our listening changes our perceptions, our relationships, and therefore, our environment.

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How to Work Effectively with Agile in a Remote Team: Trust, Accountability and Communication

by Angela Wick Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 10, 2018

In a session titled Being Agile in a Remote Team at the recent Agile2018 conference, Shane Hastie and Shannon Ewan addressed the topic of distributed agile teams and what makes them work. They discussed qualities of high performing teams, myths of remote teams and strategies to make remote teams work while sharing their story of how they work at ICAgile (a fully remote team and organization).

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Psychological Safety in Post-Mortems

by Ben Linders Follow 27 Followers on  Sep 06, 2018 1

Emotions often come to the fore when there is an incident; psychological safety in blameless post-mortems is essential for the learning process to happen. The post-mortem session must be fairly moderated, preferably by an outsider, giving everyone a turn to speak without criticism. Don’t start the analysis of the incident before there is a clear and common understanding of what actually happened.

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Building the Roadmap for Portfolio for Jira

by Ben Linders Follow 27 Followers on  Sep 05, 2018

When your product backlog is a prioritized list of problems instead of a list of features, it becomes easier to respond to change; you don’t have to commit early to delivering features and can use new technology when it becomes available. Visualizing your roadmap and regularly taking in new information and using it to reassess your roadmap helps to keep you agile.

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The Customer is Not Always Right and Neither Are You

by Angela Wick Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 04, 2018

At the recent Agile 2018 conference, Natalie Warnert gave a talk titled "The Customer is Not Always Right, and Neither Are You!” in which she gave the audience thought-provoking concepts on how to make sure we are building the right thing. She presented three traps that teams fall into - incorrect customer, premature solution and drowning in data, and provided advice on how to avoid them.

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Arnold Egg on Agile in a Dynamic Environment at the Agile Impact Conference

by Hugo Messer Follow 1 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 27 Followers on  Sep 03, 2018

Arnold Egg will talk at the upcoming Agile Impact conference in Indonesia on Agile in a Dynamic Environment, exploring his experience as CTO of one of the largest conglomerates in Asia. He talks about how Indonesia is ideally situated to provide products and services for other parts of the world and what Digital Transformation is about. There is no single solution and copy-past adoptions fail.

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Defining the Competencies of Agile Coaching

by Angela Wick Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 31, 2018

The International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) hosted a panel discussion at the Agile2018 conference about the Agile Coaching profession. The panel discussed what an agile coach is, the coaching competencies, where the career has been and the future direction of coaching.

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Heroes Are Expensive - Extinguishing the Firefighting Culture

by Angela Wick Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 30, 2018

Sue Johnston gave a talk at the recent Agile2018 Conference in San Diego titled "Heroes Are Expensive - Extinguishing The Firefighting Culture". She identified how to spot a hero, what leads team members and leaders to heroics, what the impact is, what we can do about it, and how we can redefine what a Hero is.

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Think in Products, Not Projects: Q&A with Ardita Karaj

by Ben Linders Follow 27 Followers on  Aug 23, 2018 2

Organizations structured around products oversee their work end-to-end. Reversing Conway’s law to establish long-lived teams around the products brings stability and makes it easier to manage and prioritize work. Retrospectives are a powerful tool for product management; they give confidence to continue and help you pivote quickly on what might become high risk or loss for the organization.

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Heidi Helfand on Listening for Maximum Impact

by Angela Wick Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 17, 2018

Leadership starts with listening and it can amplify your impact! Heidi Helfand presented at Agile2018 on developing our listening skills to be a better leader. Leaders who listen have a big impact on their teams. Slowing down and paying attention, actually listening vs. jumping to give answers, is where the impact is. It may seem slower, but it has lasting results.

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Arthur Purnama on Integrated IT and Organizational Transformation

by Hugo Messer Follow 1 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 27 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

Arthur Purnama will talk at the upcoming Agile Impact conference in Indonesia about his experiences helping organisations move towards integrated IT, and how the importance of understanding how people think, comprehend, and receive the message of change is crucial to the success of any transformation program.

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