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Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Evolving the Engineering Culture at Criteo

by Ben Linders Follow 6 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

The Agile Journey of Buurtzorg towards Teal

by Ben Linders Follow 6 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Devoxx US 2017: Day 1 Recap

by Wesley Reisz Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 21, 2017

Reviewing day 1 of Devoxx US.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Lean and Agile Culture at the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle

by Ben Linders Follow 6 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Making Distributed Development Work

by Ben Linders Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 02, 2017

Distributed development depends on effective communication: you need to look for ways to have robust and diverse communication, build empathy towards each other to encourage feedback, and keep an eye on motivation. Team members are more engaged and creative when there’s shared ownership and responsibility for complete delivery from idea to production in distributed teams.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Civility at Work and Elsewhere

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 25, 2017

Google and Microsoft have published their studies on civility at work and the internet at large. Here we summarize some of the main ideas depicted from their work.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

The Employee Experience: How to Make People Want to Show Up at Work

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 12, 2017

Jacob Morgan, a keynote speaker, best-selling author and the co-founder of The Future of Work Community, a global innovation council of the world’s most forward thinking organizations exploring the new world of work, gave a webinar along with Cisco to discuss how organizations should behave to create remarkable employee experiences, the ones that make people want to show up at work.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Eric J. McNulty : Your People’s Brains Need Face Time

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Feb 09, 2017

In a recent Strategy and Business article, leadership author Eric J. McNulty wrote about why distributed teams need to get together on a regular basis in order to be most effective. He cites research into distributed teams which shows that the value of face-to-face sessions far exceeds the cost of bringing people together.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Applying the Teal Paradigm

by Ben Linders Follow 6 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.

DevOps Follow 95 Followers

How 3rd Party Tools Nearly Killed Performance (and Culture) at Adidas

by Manuel Pais Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 20, 2017

How the shoe and clothes giant manufacturer's IT tamed an out-of-control proliferation of third party tools in their global websites which was killing performance. Furthermore, this led to a blame culture setting in between business and IT. A new third party governance process focusing on performance data and user experience validation was key to stop the bleeding.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Lessons Learned the Hard Way

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 16, 2017

Ricardo Fiel, Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft, gave a presentation at the Scrum Gathering Portugal 2016 on some common ground he has found when collaborating with several types of organizations and about the lessons he has learned on his way while trying to leverage teams’ environment.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

QConSF - Creating Awesome Teams

by Susan McIntosh Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 07, 2016

Alexandre Freire’s QConSF session focused on Modern Agile’s framework and suggested ways to implement them within an organization. He emphasized that the underlying culture must support these practices, or the practices will be forced and not lead to creating awesome teams.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

ThoughtWorks Recognized as Most Women-Friendly Tech Company

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 21, 2016

At the recent Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, ThoughtWorks was recognised as being the top company for Women in Technology. InfoQ spoke to Rebecca Parsons, CTO, about the company's culture and the award.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

QConSF: Keynote - The Second Act

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 09, 2016

Michael Lopp gave the second keynote at QCon San Francisco; titled "The Second Act" he explored what cultural changes are necessary when growing an organisation from building one product to building a business that builds products.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Esther Derby's Six Rules for Change

by Susan McIntosh Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 03, 2016

Esther Derby identifies six rules to use when change needs to happen, so that the people involved are honored, and the complexity of the change is acknowledged. Creating an environment based on empathy, knowledge of the past, and a willingness to experiment, makes change less stressful.

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