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

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 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 235 Followers

The Improvisor's Code and QConSF

by Susan McIntosh Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 26, 2017

Through improv games, Ted DesMaisons and Lisa Rowland shared three hacks for building a better life - embracing failure, saying "yes," and sharing control.

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Opinion: What 2017 Has in Store for Culture & Methods

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers , Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers , Susan McIntosh Follow 7 Followers , Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers , Craig Smith Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 11, 2017

We polled the InfoQ Culture & Methods editors for their takes on what 2017 has in store for the technology industry, what are the trends which we see coming to the fore and what the implications will be for organizations around the globe.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

What José Mourinho Can Teach Us about Team Building

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 21, 2016

Alan O’Callaghan gave a presentation at the Scrum Gathering Portugal 2016 on what José Mourinho can teach us about team building. Starting with the similarities between Football and Scrum, the talk addresses the less understood characteristic that affects Scrum’s effectiveness, that is, according to the speaker, the building of self-organising teams.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

ThoughtWorks Recognized as Most Women-Friendly Tech Company

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 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.

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Google and the Perfect Team

by Susan McIntosh Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 11, 2016 2

Google researchers studied teams and what traits help with their efficiency. Named Project Aristotle, the study provides insight into what helps teams succeed, such as psychological safety, structure, and a sense of purpose.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Researcher Recognized for Advances in Team Performance Techniques

by Susan McIntosh Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 27, 2016

Eduardo Salas is recognized by the APA for his 30 years of research on team work. His implementation of team training includes defining team structure, identifying specific communication needs, clarifying roles and leadership skills, and practicing with scenarios. This technique has been used across many fields of work, and is part of the program as NASA prepares to send a team to Mars.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Agile in Dispersed or Distributed Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 07, 2016 1

Cross-cultural team building enables collaboration and teamwork in dispersed or distributed agile teams. You need to invest to get the best out of a dispersed team. An exploration about what is needed to make agile work with dispersed or distributed teams.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Agile 2016: Persona Based Teams - The Ultimate Focus

by Angela Wick Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 23, 2016

At the Agile 2016 conference Andy Hircock, Mike Lowery, and Rob Vandenburg, discussed how they transitioned to persona-based teams, instead of feature or component based, and how they used this to help teams keep focused on their customers despite significant growth.

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Diversity Takes Centre Stage on First Day of the SpringOne Platform Conference

by Charles Humble Follow 285 Followers on  Aug 04, 2016

During the opening keynote at Pivotol’s SpringOne Platform Conference in Las Vegas this week, Senior Director of Technology Cornelia Davis spoke about diversity.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters, and How to Drive It

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 23, 2016 2

Leveraging and harnessing different ideas, perspectives and experiences from a talented and capable workforce regardless of their organizational position and background drives effectiveness in organizations. Diversity and inclusion matters to reach business objectives and be seen as a social responsible organization.

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10 Years Editorial Overview

by Charles Humble Follow 285 Followers on  May 26, 2016 1

InfoQ has reached an important milestone this month: we have been creating and sharing content with you for 10 years now. All along the way we remained true to our initial mission: to deliver content that can effect change and innovation in the software-development community. We rely on a team of domain practitioners who have been covering the most important and innovative topics in the industry.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Helping Great Teams Form Using the Core Protocols

by Stéphane Wojewoda Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 24, 2016

The Core Protocols are a set of ideas identified by Jim and Michelle McCarthy. Richard Kasperowski will open the second day of the Agile Games Conference with an explanation of how to use these protocols to help a team transform to greatness. He spoke to InfoQ about how this happens and how they relate to other team formation models.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Economic Effects of Multitasking on an Organisation

by Savita Pahuja Follow 1 Followers on  Apr 19, 2016

This post talks about how multitasking negatively impacts an an organisation economically.

Culture & Methods Follow 235 Followers

Is it Difficult for an Introvert to be a Mob Programmer?

by Savita Pahuja Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 27, 2016

This post covers the challenges of an introverted mob programmer and some possible solutions.

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