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Agile Transformation at KPN iTV

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 22, 2018

The management team became a leadership team that created a working environment for the squads where they facilitate instead of direct, autonomous squads were co-created using self-selection, and work is not organized in projects anymore but brought to stable autonomous teams: these are some of the major changes done in the agile transformation at KPN iTV.

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Agile and the Use of Paradoxes

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

Paradoxes support agile transformations; they make you stop, think, and discuss by using a shared language. They also help to show empathy and provide a way forward. VIVAT, a Dutch insurance company, uses paradoxes in training and everyday work to drive their agile transformation.

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Improving The Adoption of Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Jan 18, 2018

We should use an agile approach to adopt agile instead of adopting agile in a waterfall way, and have leaders who are willing to empower their teams and build an organization that supports them. The industry needs more practices on incrementally rolling agility out.

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How Google Develops New Managers

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Dec 16, 2017

Alex Langshur, host of Google Partners Podcasts, has launched the podcast Google HR secrets: identifying & developing great managers, interviewing Sarah Calderon, People Development at Google, on how Google selects, trains, and develops their managers.

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Unblocking Middle Management Using Personas

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017 1

Personas of roles like middle managers can be useful when you going through an agile transformation. It’s easier to get something from middle managers if you understand the position that they are in. A persona helps in knowing what to ask or not ask a manager, increasing your chances of getting what you need from them.

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Improving Work Life with Organizational Hacks

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Apr 13, 2017

Visualize everything, pair up, open Friday, and no training budget; these are some of the "work hacks" that have improved work life at Sipgate, a telephone provider using Scrum.

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Evolving the Engineering Culture at Criteo

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Apr 03, 2017

Senior management should make engineering culture a top priority and create the framework which supports building a good engineering culture. You need values for culture to evolve, supported by rules that govern how things are done.

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The Agile Journey of Buurtzorg towards Teal

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Mar 30, 2017

Buurtzorg, a Dutch nationwide nursing organization, operates entirely using self-managing practices. Teams are fully self-organized, and the organization has developed a culture where these independent teams are supported by the back office. Their IT system was developed in an agile way to help teams deliver nursing care to their patients.

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Lean and Agile Culture at the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Mar 21, 2017

Scaling lean and agile is not a question of frameworks, it's about values, principles and mindset. At Yle the company management has been involved in the agile transformation by carrying out experiments, learning and doing; not by implementing frameworks. Magic happens when you work together with people in teams on all levels.

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Organizing Improvements with Lean Leadership at ING Bank

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Mar 09, 2017

It’s the manager’s job to organize improvements and to make sure that real learnings take place. For real learnings you must accept the unknown and move outside of your knowledge boundary. Agile, lean and continuous delivery help to boost your learning capabilities.

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Open Office Layouts Bad for Productivity and Memory

by Shane Hastie Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 24, 2017

A recent BBC article revived the discussion about the "best" office layout for productive knowledge work - how spaces impact culture, productivity and collaboration.

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Organizing over Organization

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 23, 2017

In the coming years we will see less organizations, but not less organizing. Organizing is a daily activity to get things done, but we don't necessarily need organizations to do things. When individuals are subordinate to the organization, it's an inhibitor for adopting modern management approaches.

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Applying the Teal Paradigm

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 02, 2017

Applying the teal paradigm helps organizations increase team members' engagement and allows teams to grow. Teal oriented organizations think of themselves as "living organisms"; they are human centric and liberating towards their employees, and look for the resourcefulness in humans rather than looking at humans as resources.

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Opinion: What 2017 Has in Store for Culture & Methods

by Shane Hastie Follow 12 Followers , Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers , Susan McIntosh Follow 8 Followers , Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers , Craig Smith Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 11, 2017

We polled the InfoQ Culture & Methods editors for their takes on what 2017 has in store for the technology industry, what are the trends which we see coming to the fore and what the implications will be for organizations around the globe.

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Managing in the Networked Society

by Ben Linders Follow 14 Followers on  Dec 22, 2016

More and more now value is created through connected organizations and individuals using seamless collaboration across boundaries. At the same time however, many companies are still influenced by management practices invented in 19th century. A paradigm shift is needed to successfully manage in the networked society.

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