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    Holacracy for Humans

    by Sandy Mamoli Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 03, 2018

    Snapper, a New Zealand based transport ticketing service provider, wanted to be more like a city, and less like a bureaucratic corporation. In 2016 they introduced Holacracy, which enables people to act more like entrepreneurs and self-direct their work instead of waiting to be told what to do. They use Holacracy across all areas of the business and this way of working applies to everyone.

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    Culture May Eat Agile for Breakfast

    by Stefan Wolpers Follow 0 Followers on  May 05, 2017

    Making culture your priority during the scaling phase of your organization is a sound business decision. You have to invest by hiring for mindset and educating everyone joining the organization in agile principles to prevent turning an existing agile culture into a traditional one.

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    What Exactly is the Agile Mindset?

    by Susan McIntosh Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 28, 2016 9

    We hear, and even use, the phrase “agile mindset.” But what is it, really? In this article several themes are identified, such as respect, ability to change, and focus on delivering value. Additionally, possible methods for introducing and nurturing these themes are identified.

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Is There a Correlation Between Employee Happiness and Agile?

Posted by Joe Fecarotta Follow 0 Followers 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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Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers 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 on teamworking and increasing agility.

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Peopleware 2015 - An Interview with Bradley Scott of Xero

Posted by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Nov 22, 2015

At the Agile New Zealand conference Bradley Scott gave a talk on Peopleware 2015 in which he explained the management structures, policies and approaches Xero has used to support its agile transition

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What Makes Joy,Inc Work? Part 1 - the Menlo Way

Posted by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Nov 05, 2015

Having read Joy,Inc and heard Rich Sheridan talk about the Menlo Innovations way, I wanted to understand if this was real and if so how the ideas could be applied elsewhere so I spent a week there.

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Making a Difference: a Case Study of Change in the Public Sector

Posted by Helen Walton Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 30, 2015

Take a demoralized group, inadequate tools and a low-trust culture – now transform under intense performance pressure in just 6 months. Impossible? Read this story of change in the public sector.

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Q and A on The Scrum Culture

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  May 20, 2015

Dominik Maximini researched the cultural aspects of organizations that use Scrum and published his findings, principles for implementing Scrum and suggestions on how to apply them, and a case study.

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Coding Culture: How To Build Better Products by Building Stronger Teams

Posted by Sven Peters Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 14, 2015

Software developers spend time and energy on building the best possible products looking at web frameworks, using a NoSQL or SQL database, etc. There's another equally important aspect: culture. 1

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Inviting over Imposing Agile

Posted by Daniel Mezick Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 11, 2015

We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Agile started spreading “bottom-up”, then shifted from teams to executives and recently to consultancy for large enterprises. What will be next?

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Enterprise Agility Through Culture

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Apr 06, 2015

Culture plays an important role in organizational change. Successful agile adoption tends to depend on the ability to change culture by making the culture explicit and becoming more conscious of it.

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