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  • The Top 5 Problems with Distributed Teams and How to Solve Them

    by Hugo Messer on  Sep 17, 2016 2

    In this article, Hugo Messer shares the top 5 challenges distributed teams face along with practical solutions. They are based on his 6 books, many workshops and a decade of hands on experience. The top 5 challenges: 1. We're thinking 'us versus them'; 2. Keeping the team in the dark; 3. Culture is a mystery; 4. We stop communicating; 5. The black box.

  • Q&A with Jurgen Appelo on Managing for Happiness

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 20, 2016

    The book Managing for Happiness by Jurgen Appelo provides practices, games and tools to manage organizations and make work fun. It contains tips and suggestions for applying the practices to achieve organizational greatness and maximize learning in organizations.

  • A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things (Part 2)

    by Daniel Karzel, Hannelore Marginean, Tuan-Si Tran on  May 25, 2016 1

    This is the second article of a two article series in which we try to work from the abstract level of IoT reference architectures towards the concrete architecture and implementation for selected use cases. This second article will show how to apply this architecture to real world use cases - one being in the field of smart homes, one in the field of insurance.

A Focus on Agile Principles over Agile Rituals

Posted by Abby Bangser on  Apr 01, 2016

When scaling agile principles through rituals it's important to constantly evaluate and evolve those rituals. This article provides examples of experiments that focus on developing team behaviors.

Change from Within: Developers and Managers Working Together

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 16, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Bryan Dove about what managers and developers can do to find better ways of working together and how they can support each other, making themselves and the company more successful.

Agile Productivity: Willpower and the Neuroscience Approach

Posted by Anna Obukhova on  Mar 02, 2016

This article explores three strategies to save willpower energy and increase the ability to concentrate, and shows what pieces of Scrum work for which of the three strategies to increase productivity. 6

Q&A on the book Visualization Examples

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 07, 2016

The book Toolbox for the Agile Coach - Visualization Examples by Jimmy Janlén can be used by agile software development teams to visualize and improve their collaboration and communication.

Large Scaled-Scrum Development Does Work!

Posted by Almudena Rodriguez Pardo and Norma Acevedo Lopez on  Feb 06, 2016

This article explores how the Ericsson ICT Development Center Eurolab applies Kaizen and agile to develop products with around 100 professionals from all related development and product areas. 4

A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things

Posted by Daniel Karzel, Hannelore Marginean, Tuan-Si Tran on  Jan 29, 2016

This is the first article of a two article series in which we try to work from an abstract level of IoT reference architectures towards a concrete architecture and implementation for actual use cases. 8

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 6

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  Jan 08, 2016

How to convince your client to your ideas? This article presents some effective techniques that will help you propose solutions that you think are better than those suggested by your client. 2

Thread – An Open Standard Protocol for Home Automation

Posted by Aniruddha Chakrabarti on  Nov 17, 2015

The Internet of Things is poised for huge growth and will be one of the key building blocks of digital technologies. Thread is a network protocol to connect various devices within your home. 2

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals - Part 5

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  Oct 14, 2015

In the fifth article in the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals series Michał Bartyzel explores nonviolent communication and shows how important it is to build and maintain rapport.

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