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The Power of Serendipity and Networking

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Jun 21, 2018

Meeting new people gets you out of your own head. It’s a good way to get outside perspective on your projects and look at them in new ways. A conversation with someone who works in a completely different field could spark the idea that changes your company. Focus on meeting people who share your values and interests, and make networking part of your daily habits.

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Happy Cultures and How They Grow High Performers

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  May 19, 2018

ITV's Tom Clark spoke at DOXLON in February, proposing the hypothesis that high performance is a side-effect of creating happy teams. Andy Flemming, contributor to Deliberately Developmental Organization, also recently spoke about how to reap business and strategic benefits by creating a culture with an intentional focus on transparency, and the learning, growth and happiness of individuals.

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Culture, Psychological Safety, and Emotional Intelligence for High Performance Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  May 17, 2018

Humanity is the heart of the creative intellectual work that many of us are engaged in. The foundation of high-performance teams is people who have freedom and autonomy and feel safer. Games can be used to support self-awareness and connection and build team emotional intelligence onto safety.

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Finding Talented People and Building Sustainable Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  May 10, 2018

Meetups, hackathons and conferences are fantastic opportunities to promote your company's work and ethos and meet talented people. You can learn a lot more about a person if you let them drive the conversation initially in a job interview. Having room to grow professionally and psychological safety are key to building sustainable teams, and establish a collaborative, cohesive engineering culture.

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What Resiliency Means at Sportradar

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Apr 06, 2018

Pablo Jensen, CTO at Sportradar, talked about practices and procedures in place at Sportradar to ensure their systems meet expected resiliency levels, at this year's QCon London conference. Jensen mentioned how reliability is influenced not only by technical concerns but also organizational structure and governance, client support, and requires on-going effort to continuously improve.

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Leaders Discuss How to Build Great Engineering Cultures

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 02, 2018

QConLondon’s Building Great Engineering Cultures track brought together a panel of leaders to take questions from an audience. Leaders from Google, Sky Betting and Gaming, ITV, Deliveroo and GlobalSign shared how they support and build great cultures for engineers, accounting for individual growth, organisation need, a social conscience and a balanced life.

Culture & Methods Follow 577 Followers

Using Agile Principles with Scrum Studio to Increase Organizational Responsiveness

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Dec 14, 2017 1

Using a change approach based on agile principles with Scrum Studio helped a Dutch pension and investment management company to become more responsive at structurally lower costs. The change team practiced what they preached by applying transparent and iterative change with similar characteristics as the intended end result. They established a culture where people are taking responsibility.

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Game Changing Beliefs for Knowledge Working Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Nov 23, 2017

Game changing beliefs carry the strength of the strongest walls to shape our behavior. The beliefs we choose to take on in our professional work are a leverage point. They can help us to change the culture and behavior in organizations to increase agility.

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Game Changers for Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Nov 07, 2017

We want to approach strategy using choices, direction, and iterative experiments, establish a growth mindset in organizations, and work towards a common purpose or goal with leaders and teams sharing the same values, principles, and mindset; these are some of the game changers for organizations to become more innovative, deliver faster and better, and have happier and more engaged employees.

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The Future of Work - Afternoon Sessions from Agile People Sweden

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Oct 27, 2017

The future of work is about microlearning and unlearning, freedom by technology, agile companies, alignment for autonomy, and self-organized groups of people around common goals and interests; these are some of the ideas that were discussed at Agile People Sweden.

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The Industry Just Can't Decide about DevOps Teams

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 26, 2017

The incidence of DevOps teams is on the rise according to reports, but the industry remains divided on whether a DevOps team should even exist. Some are wary of creating additional silos, or are of the opinion that DevOps is a methodology that everyone should subscribe to in an organisation; others point to DevOps teams as an effective way of transitioning to a new way of working.

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Paradoxes in Culture Change

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017

Organizations should realize that organizational culture is an important factor in increasing agility, and then act on this realization. The desired organizational culture must be promoted by example top down; what is happening at the top of the organization concerning values, communication and customer involvement will predict what will happen in the "underlying" layers of the organization.

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Q&A with Aurynn Shaw on Sharing Her Personal DevOps Journey at DevOpsDays NZ

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 30, 2017

Raf Gemmail speaks with Aurynn Shaw about her upcoming DevOpsDays NZ talk and the humanist side of DevOps.

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Treating Shared Databases Like APIs in a DevOps World

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 30, 2017

Simon Sabin, principlal consultant at Sabin.io, spoke at WinOps 2017 conference on how to include database changes in a continuous deployment model. A key aspect when sharing databases across multiple services or applications is to treat them as APIs, from the perspective of the database owners.

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Node.js Forks over TSC Disagreements

by Susan McIntosh Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 07, 2017

The Node.js Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and Board have weighed in on the results of a vote to remove a member from the TSC based on a pattern of behavior. This has resulted in several resignations from the TSC, a plethora of commentary, and new recommendations by the Board of Directors.

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