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  • Culture & Methods Follow 884 Followers

    Three Keys to a Successful “Pre-Mortem”

    by Willow Brugh Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 28, 2018

    Talking about what might go wrong acknowledges that many things are out of our control, and that we might mess up the things which are within our control. To have this conversation safely involves a structured activity called a pre-mortem. If held with some regularity, and always with creative problem solving time at the end, it can build a safe space for adaptation in the face of adversity.

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    Q&A on the Book Code with the Wisdom of the Crowd

    by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers , Mark Pearl Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 08, 2018

    The book Code with the Wisdom of the Crowd by Mark Pearl explains how mob programming can be used to collaboratively solve problems. It also provides scenarios to fine-tune and adjust the interaction during mobbing for specific situations and advice for preparing mobbing teams and developing the skills needed for effective mobbing.

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    Agile: Reflective Practice and Application

    by John Yorke Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 04, 2018

    We explore how successful software development is based on the following three intertwining thought processes: Systems Thinking, Community Context and Reflective Practices. A majority of unsuccessful transformations result from a failure by members of the team to grasp that they are contributing to a larger system, or an unwillingness to learn how to improve, or that software is a team sport.

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2018 State of Testing Report

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers , Lalit Bhamare Follow 0 Followers , Joel Montvelisky Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 01, 2018

The State of Testing 2018 report provides insights into the adoption of test techniques, practices, and test automation, and the challenges that testers are facing.

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Retrospectives are Weak - Here is How to Make Them Stronger

Posted by Michael de la Maza Follow 4 Followers , Bob Griffiths Follow 1 Followers on  Jun 19, 2018

This article explains how to transform a mediocre team by running retrospectives that address the deep issues in developing trust, dealing with conflict and creating extraordinary results. 3

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Q&A on the Book Improving Agile Retrospectives

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Feb 14, 2018

The book Improving Agile Retrospectives by Marc Loeffler provides practices and approaches for doing agile retrospectives that support continuous improvement.

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Soft Skill Patterns for Software Developers: The “Learning from Unintended Failures” Pattern

Posted by Kevin Jackson Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 05, 2017

Soft Skill Patterns describe human behaviours that effectively solve recurring problems. The "Learning from Unintended Failures" pattern helps us improve the resilience of a system after a failure.

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Customize Your Agile Approach: Select Your Agile Approach That Fits Your Context

Posted by Johanna Rothman Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 22, 2017

This article explores how to make agile approaches work for you: your work, your team, and your organization.

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Q&A on The Great ScrumMaster

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Feb 03, 2017

The Great ScrumMaster explores the ScrumMaster role and provides solutions for dealing with everyday and difficult situations. 3

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Q&A on the ​Practice of System and Network Administration (3rd Edition)

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Nov 28, 2016

The third edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration incorporates developments like DevOps, infrastructure as code, continuous integration, operational excellence and assessments.

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Agile in the UK Government - An Insider Reveals All

Posted by Nick Tune Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 19, 2016

Nick Tune explores what the Government Digital Service (GDS) has achieved in the UK in becoming a world-leading digital-by-default government and shares what isn’t working so well in government IT. 4

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Exercises for Building Better Teams

Posted by Justyna Wykowska Follow 1 Followers on  May 30, 2016

Team that perform great have a perfect balance of orientation on people and results. This article provides several exercises to explore how your team is doing and find your own state of perfection.

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