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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.

  • Christine Doig on Data Science as a Team Discipline

    by Srini Penchikala on  Aug 26, 2016

    Christine Doig spoke at this year's OSCON Conference about data science as a team discipline and how to navigate the data science Python ecosystem. InfoQ spoke with Christine about challenges data science teams need to address to be more effective.

  • Exercises for Building Better Teams

    by Justyna Wykowska on  May 30, 2016

    Have you ever seen a team perform so great that you wanted to join it? If you examine the values of such a team, you may discover a perfect balance of orientation on people and results. If you are trying to discover how far away your own team is from this state, read this article and try the exercises to find your own state of perfection.

InfoQ at 10

Posted by Floyd Marinescu on  May 25, 2016

We know that software is changing the world, and we’ve come to see our impact as accelerating the software side of that change. With that passion, we started InfoQ 10 years ago. 9

The Volcano - Prioritize Work for Multiple Teams & Products

Posted by Tomas Rybing on  May 21, 2016

It is always a challenge to pick the correct priorities. Which one of work A or B shall you do first? The Volcano is a tool to prioritize work for multiple teams working with several products. 1

Q&A with the Authors on "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons-Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing"

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Apr 17, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Suzanne and James Robertson on the "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons - Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing" to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.

Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

Posted by Barry Overeem on  Apr 15, 2016

In this article the author presents his ideas on what makes a great Scrum team, exploring the Scrum roles and identifying characteristics needed for them to be most effective. 1

Build Your Own Offshore Development Team - or Not?

Posted by Yousef Awad on  Apr 06, 2016

When you absolutely positively MUST build your own offshore dev team to get the quality you need, consider NOT. The author knows what it takes to do it right, and it isn't easy. 3

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

Lynne Cazaly on Making Sense using Visual Communications

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Dec 05, 2015

Lynne Cazaly spoke at the recent Agile New Zealand conference on the importance of clarity and sense-making in a world where VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) is the norm.

When your ‘Agile’ Team Moves at Snail Pace: 5 Key Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them

Posted by Bhoomi Mehta on  Nov 27, 2015

Get it right, and Agile project development can yield rich dividends; mess it up and you’ll curse ‘Agile’ forever. Let’s look at what makes Agile difficult and explore ways to avert common disasters. 2

Peopleware 2015 - An Interview with Bradley Scott of Xero

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 22, 2015

At the Agile New Zealand conference Bradley Scott gave a talk on Peopleware 2015 in which he explained the management structures, policies and approaches Xero has used to support its agile transition

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