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  • Inclusive Collaboration and the Silence Experiment

    by on  Nov 14, 2016 3

    With highly collaborative approaches becoming the norm in the software industry, it is time to re-consider collaboration and provide workplaces and practices that embrace all kinds of thinkers. This article introduces Inclusive Collaboration and describes the Silence Experiment to help teams consider different aspects of collaboration and work more effectively with all types of minds.

  • Internal Tech Conferences - How and Why

    by on  Oct 10, 2016

    Software engineering today is every bit as much about the people as it is about technology - empowered teams don’t appear overnight. We need to oil the wheels of collaboration so they roll smoothly. Here, Matthew Skelton and Victoria Morgan-Smith discuss how to use internal conferences to boost your organisation’s social capital, the currency by which relationships flourish and businesses thrive.

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

    by on  Sep 17, 2016 3

    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

Posted by on  Jul 20, 2016

The book Managing for Happiness provides practices, games and tools to manage organizations and make work fun, with suggestions for applying the practices to achieve organizational greatness.

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

Posted by on  May 25, 2016

This is the second article of a two article series in which we try to work from an abstract level of IoT reference architectures towards a concrete architecture for actual use cases. 1

A Focus on Agile Principles over Agile Rituals

Posted by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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