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    Psychological Safety in Training Games

    by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  May 11, 2018

    Games can be safe places where people can learn lessons experientially under controlled circumstances and generate insights that can be applied to their daily work. Sometimes though, games can get too personal and uncomfortable. A facilitator can create safety mechanisms for these games, including making it easy and safe for people to opt-in and opt-out.

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    Culture and Diversity - Why They Belong Together in Every Tech Organization

    by Susan McIntosh Follow 9 Followers , Manny Segarra III Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 21, 2018

    Culture and diversity can help a company’s bottom line, so it’s not surprising that organizations and their executive boards are focusing on ways to encourage inclusion. This article will look at specific benefits of diversity, and ways to encourage inclusion, essentially by allowing multiple voices to share in the story of the company.

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    Distributed Agile Leadership

    by John Okoro Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 25, 2018

    Even with the best of planning for your distributed Agile team, without good leadership in place, all of that planning can come to naught. With that in mind we look at some leadership trends that are relevant to self-organizing distributed Agile teams. Instead of proposing a new “Distributed Agile Leadership Framework”, our goal here is to inform you of important and relevant trends.

Culture & Methods Follow 575 Followers

Engineering Culture and Methods InfoQ Trends Report - January 2018

Posted by Susan McIntosh Follow 9 Followers , Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers , Craig Smith Follow 4 Followers , Charles Humble Follow 798 Followers , Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers , Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 23, 2018

At InfoQ we regularly revisit the topics we focus on based on the technology adoption curve. This article provides a view of the topics which are important to the community at the beginning of 2018.

Culture & Methods Follow 575 Followers

Q&A with Dan Szuc and Jo Wong on Make Meaningful Work

Posted by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Jan 05, 2018

Raf Gemmail speaks with UX leaders Dan Szuc and Josephine Wong about Make Meaningful Work, a humanistic framework and set of practices born from applying human-centered design to the workplace.

Culture & Methods Follow 575 Followers

Q&A on the Book "Agile People"

Posted by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Dec 17, 2017

Pia-Maria Thorén has written a book in which she challenges the role of Human Resources in organisations, identifies where the current approaches are not working and why they need to change. 1

Culture & Methods Follow 575 Followers

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.

Culture & Methods Follow 575 Followers

Culture: a Farming Tale

Posted by Susan McIntosh Follow 9 Followers , Manny Segarra III Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 07, 2017

Culture and diversity are major factors for long-term company performance. Impacts include hiring practices, career development and direction, productivity, creativity, communication, and results.

Culture & Methods Follow 575 Followers

Engineering Culture and Distributed Agile Teams

Posted by Savita Pahuja Follow 2 Followers , Arjan Franzen Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 09, 2017

Franzen and Pahuja explain how their distributed agile framework can help distributed teams create an engineering culture, and actionable engineering practices and tools to work across the globe.

Culture & Methods Follow 575 Followers

Oldies in Tech: Hiring and Getting Hired

Posted by Don Denoncourt Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 06, 2017

In this article Denoncourt provides advice for older job seekers along tips on to get and do well in interviews. Employers will gain new perspectives on selecting and hiring older coders.

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Louda Peña from Thoughtworks on Making Diversity Normal

Posted by Louda Peña Follow 1 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Aug 02, 2017

Following on from the awards and recognition that ThoughtWorks has received for inclusiveness, InfoQ spoke to Louda Peña about what it takes to foster a genuinely diverse and inclusive workplace. 1

Culture & Methods Follow 575 Followers

How to Communicate Better in Distributed Teams

Posted by Savita Pahuja Follow 2 Followers , Arjan Franzen Follow 0 Followers , Hugo Messer Follow 1 Followers on  May 26, 2017

In this article, Hugo, Arjan and Savita explain how their distributed agile framework can help distributed teams communicate better. Actionable practices that help you communicate cross-geography. 1

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