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Using Retrospectives for Personal Improvement

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Oct 10, 2013

Agile retrospectives are used by teams to improve their performance, by reflecting on the way of working and defining improvement actions. But retrospectives can also be used for personal improvement, additional to or as a replacement of performance appraisals. Such retrospectives can be done as a one-on-one by a manager and an employee, individually by an employee, or in a team.

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Using Feedback Techniques for the gov.uk Website

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 26, 2013

Jake Benilov will give a talk on September 27 at Agile Tour Brussels about feedback techniques used for making gov.uk. InfoQ did an interview with Jake about using the feedback techniques and how the team applies lean startup with minimum viable products to do user research.

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How to Use Feedback with Performance Appraisals for Agile Enterprises

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 29, 2013

When enterprises implement agile ways of working, questions can arise if changes are needed in the way performance appraisals are being done? Several authors have suggestions on how you can use feedback next or as a replacement for existing appraisal processes, to improve the performance of individuals and teams.

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Pivoting when Using Lean Startup for Product Development

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Jul 04, 2013

There are different types of pivots possible in lean startup, which help you to decide whether to persevere or pivot during product development. They each with their own purpose and ways to use them. Let’s explore some of them to see when and how you can pivot? Or maybe have to decide that it’s better to quit?

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Experiences from Educational Technology Startups

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Jun 18, 2013

Educational technology is developing itself, and startups are entering markets with new apps and creative commons content. Speakers shared their experiences on education and gaming and finding the right fit for an EdTech startup, at the GOTO Amsterdam 2013 conference.

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Microsoft, Dell, ASUS and Sexism

by Charles Humble Follow 166 Followers on  Jun 14, 2012

During the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) last week Microsoft's regional subsidiary featured a group of dancing girls jumping around on stage to a Scooter-esque song with some rather inappropriate lyrics

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Individual Yield

by Christopher Goldsbury Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 28, 2011

Tony Wong, a project management blackbelt, enumerates some practical points on individual procutivity. This article wonders how well these apply to software development and contrasts his list with that of other lists.

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Feedback, Non-Feedback and Uncalled Feedback

by Vikas Hazrati Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 26, 2011

The importance of feedback in Agile development is paramount. Feedback is built into every aspect of the methodology ranging from unit tests, continuous integration, daily standup, retrospectives to end of sprint demos. In-spite of all this, are there still some feedback loops which remain incomplete?

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The Importance of Agile Feedback Loops

by Dan Puckett Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 28, 2011

Several members of the Agile community emphasize the importance of feedback loops in the effectiveness of Agile development processes.

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Learning from the creative industries - consistency to build trust

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Jul 11, 2010 1

This is the first in a series of discussions looking at factors that enable teams to be successful. This post reports on a recent Wired magazine article that looks at the creative process in use at Pixar Animation Studios and how their process encourages team formation, long-term relationships and trust in a “safe to fail” environment.

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ScrumBan - Evolution or Oxymoron?

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 14, 2009 10

Kanban workshops, courses and conferences are springing up, and practicing Agilists are investigating what this method, adapted from Lean, offers their teams. Attractive benefits are cited, from revealing bottlenecks to happy teams experiencing more "flow". But thought leaders warn that Kanban's laid back approach is "kryptonite" to Scrum's call to resolve impediments immediately.

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Is Leading Self-Organisation like Conducting an Orchestra?

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 29, 2009 1

Traditional management models don't tell leaders how to support their Agile teams without undermining their emerging self-organisation. Allusions to musical performance and "conducting the orchestra" abound - but not all are in agreement. Is the "conductor" model a good practice or an anti-pattern? In his TED talk, conductor Itay Talman shows that it may depend on what we think a conductor does.

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Ladies: Please, Would You Submit a Proposal?

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 15, 2009 23

Although it's widely accepted that diversity leads to innovation and performance, visible leadership in the IT community often doesn't represent the diversity of the community itself. What can be done to increase diversity in the leadership of our high-tech communities? One suggestion is to actively help a more diverse group to get their talks accepted at conferences.

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Feedback and Feedfoward: Best of Both Worlds

by Vikas Hazrati Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 06, 2009 1

Feedback is a situation in which an output from an event of the past has a potential relevance in the future. Agile places a lot of importance on soliciting and providing feedback with every step in order to build a quality product. On the other hand Feedforward is, to give someone suggestions for the future and provide help in terms of future direction.

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Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback

by Mark Levison Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 25, 2009

On Monday at the first day of Agile 2009 Liz Keogh ran a workshop and Effective Feedback.

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