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    Scaling Autonomy at Zalando

    by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers , Eric Bowman Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 30, 2018

    Autonomy isn't something you can just give to a team, it’s something that teams learn and earn over time. It has to come with accountability to amplify working towards a purpose. At Zalando, creating the right architecture and organizational structure reduced the amount of alignment needed and freed up the energy to be more thorough where alignment is needed.

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    The Future-Ready Organization: An Interview with Agile Manifesto Co-Author Arie Van Bennekum

    by Shaaron A Alvares Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 24, 2018

    Co-Author of the Agile Manifesto and Thought Leader, Arie van Bennekum is probably one of the rare co-authors of the Agile Manifesto who never lost touch with the essence of agile. To become agile, people and organizations must shift to a totally different paradigm. Arie designed an Integrated Agile Transformation Model, a proven approach to transforming organizations to new agile paradigms.

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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.

Culture & Methods Follow 801 Followers

Culture May Eat Agile for Breakfast

Posted by Stefan Wolpers Follow 1 Followers on  May 05, 2017

Making culture priority during the scaling phase of your organization is a sound business decision: invest by hiring for mindset and educating everyone joining the organization in agile principles.

Culture & Methods Follow 801 Followers

What Exactly is the Agile Mindset?

Posted by Susan McIntosh Follow 10 Followers on  Aug 28, 2016

We hear, and even use, the phrase “agile mindset.” But what is it, really? In this article several themes are identified, and ideas for introducing and nurturing these themes are discussed. 10

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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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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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