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How to Work Effectively with Agile in a Remote Team: Trust, Accountability and Communication

by Angela Wick Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 10, 2018

In a session titled Being Agile in a Remote Team at the recent Agile2018 conference, Shane Hastie and Shannon Ewan addressed the topic of distributed agile teams and what makes them work. They discussed qualities of high performing teams, myths of remote teams and strategies to make remote teams work while sharing their story of how they work at ICAgile (a fully remote team and organization).

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Psychological Safety in Post-Mortems

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Sep 06, 2018 1

Emotions often come to the fore when there is an incident; psychological safety in blameless post-mortems is essential for the learning process to happen. The post-mortem session must be fairly moderated, preferably by an outsider, giving everyone a turn to speak without criticism. Don’t start the analysis of the incident before there is a clear and common understanding of what actually happened.

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Spark the Change: Unleashing People’s Talent

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Aug 09, 2018

Make curiosity our priority, fundamentally question how and when work should happen, enable fragmentation with technology to become a task-based society, maximize the possibility of authentic human connection in recruiting, ask questions to spark the change, and look for ways to integrate refugees into the workforce: These are some of the conclusions and suggestions to unleash people’s talent.

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Breaking Codes, Designing Jets and Building Teams: Randy Shoup Discusses High Performing Teams

by Daniel Bryant Follow 762 Followers on  Jul 06, 2018

At QCon NY, Randy Shoup, VP Engineering at WeWork, presented “Breaking Codes, Designing Jets and Building Teams”. He began the talk by quoting Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes”, and stated that throughout history he believes the most effective teams have focused on purpose, organisational culture, people, and engineering excellence.

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Making Games for High Performing Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Jun 14, 2018

The gamestorming model describes a process to create games. It provides concepts like game space, boundaries, rules, artifacts and goals, for creating compelling learning experiences in an organizational setting. Such games can be used by teams to experiment, focus on outcomes, and try out disruptive patterns.

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From Darwin to DevOps: John Willis and Gene Kim Talk about Life after The Phoenix Project

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  May 23, 2018

IT Revolution recently published an audiobook with nearly eight hours of conversation between Gene Kim and John Willis; Beyond the Phoenix Project – the Origins and Evolution of DevOps.

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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 28 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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Making Stack Overflow More Welcoming

by Shane Hastie Follow 28 Followers on  Apr 30, 2018 6

Jay Hanlon, EVP of Culture and Experience for Stack Overflow, posted a blog entry titled “Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change”. In the post he explains the problems Stack Overflow have which make it an unwelcoming and intimidating place. He explains the commitment to addressing the issues and provides specific steps they are taking.

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Measuring Trust and Its Impact on Leadership and Organisational Change

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 29, 2018

Atlassian's Dom Price and Prudy Gourguechon, a business psychology consultant, have both recently written about the importance of trust between teams and their leaders, indicating the difficulty in confidently measuring this. They provide behavioural patterns to look out for in the way teams collaborate, deal with uncertainty, take personal ownership and experience inclusivity from leadership.

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Trunk Based Development as a Cornerstone for Continuous Delivery

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 22, 2018 4

Dave Farley, co-author of the pivotal Continuous Delivery book, recently wrote about push-back to the practice of trunk based development, despite evidence of its role in achieving the benefits of CI and high performing teams. Jez Humble, his co-author, also commented in a twitter-thread on the cultural aspects of the practice to understand its relation to programmer psyche.

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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.

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Perspectives on Mob Programming and Mob Testing

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 30, 2018

Maaret Pyhäjärvi, author of the Mob Programming Guidebook, wrote about her experience with mob testing, and how it contributed to her team's journey to recognising improved cross-functionality. Woody Zuill also recently spoke to the Agile Uprising podcast about discussing how mob programming provides an effective collaboration model for delivering software in small releasable increments.

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Q&A with Marisa Fagan on Security Championship

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 19, 2018

Security lead Marisa Fagan recently spoke at QConLondon 2018 about upskilling and elevating engineering team members into the role of Security Champions. We catch up with Fagen and report on her efforts to address contention caused by a scarcity of security professionals.

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Q&A with Laura Bell on Continuous Security at QCon London

by Laura Bell Follow 1 Followers , Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 07, 2018

Q&A with Laura Bell at QCon London. We discuss her keynote, continuous security and her own professional security journey.

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