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Experimenting with Peer Feedback in Tech Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 29, 2016

Feedback can be used to build trust in teams and help individuals improve their skills and grow in their craft. Emily Page and Doug Talbot shared their experiences from experimenting with peer feedback at Ocado Technology at Spark the Change London 2016. An interview with Emily Page, Organizational Catalyst at Ocado Technology.

Culture & Methods Follow 108 Followers

Rethink Leadership: Being Ordinary to Accomplish Extraordinary Results

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 15, 2016 1

Ordinariness in leadership can help us to accomplish extraordinary results, argues agile/lean coach Katherine Kirk. Several more people have explored approaches that suggest to rethink leadership and go back to behaviour basics for leading people. Although these approaches are about small ordinary things, their effect may cause a revolution in the way organizations are being managed.

Culture & Methods Follow 108 Followers

Growing Agility

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 07, 2016

Andrea Tomasini will give a keynote talk titled "Stop Scaling, Start Growing an Agile Organization" at the Agile Eastern Europe 2016 Conference. InfoQ interviewed him about growing agility.

Culture & Methods Follow 108 Followers

Applying Feedback Techniques

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 17, 2016

Dan North talked about models and techniques for giving and receiving feedback and how to apply them effectively at the QCon London 2016 conference.

Culture & Methods Follow 108 Followers

Shane Hastie on Applying the Agile Mindset to Tough Business Challenges at Agile Tour Singapore

by Savita Pahuja Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 12, 2016

Shane Hastie gave a keynote talk at Agile Tour Singapore Conference 2015 in which he discussed Agile mindset and how it can be helpful in solving tough business problems.

Culture & Methods Follow 108 Followers

Using Kanban to Innovate

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 09, 2015

Patrick Steyaert talked about lean innovation with Kanban at the Lean Kanban Benelux 2015 and Lean Kanban Central Europe 2015 conferences. InfoQ interviewed him about the main obstacles to innovation, how to use discovery Kanban to manage innovation, how to develop talent for innovation, and asked him for examples of using Kanban with a business model canvas or lean canvas or other thinking tools.

Culture & Methods Follow 108 Followers

Agile Testers can be a Harlequin

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 30, 2015

Agile testers can signal and question the (testing) process. Marnix van den Ent gave a talk at the Agile Testing Days 2015 in which he explained how he views testers as a harlequin: "a servant to the team and its process, like the Italian Harlequin he is there to help to understand what is happening". An interview about developing an art of questioning, XP practices and retrospectives.

Culture & Methods Follow 108 Followers

Defining and Managing Requirements with Interactive Prototypes

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 16, 2015

An interview about recent developments in requirement definition and management, how agile teams handle requirements and which problems they face in their daily work, using interactive diagrams and prototypes for conveying requirements, how interactive prototyping can be used with a lean startup approach, and what the future will bring us in requirements definition and management.

Culture & Methods Follow 108 Followers

Innovation at AXA's Digital Agency

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 05, 2015

The AXA Digital Agency deploys the Lean Startup approach, using design thinking, minimum viable product development and growth hacking, to innovate and support the digital transformation at AXA. An interview with Yves Caseau about the importance of innovation, adopting a lean startup approach, learnings from minimum viable products and growth hacking and advice for starting an innovation journey.

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Implementing a Peer-to-Peer Bonus System

by Savita Pahuja Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 03, 2015

This post talks about peer-to-peer bonus system. Thoughts are shared by Jurgen Appelo, Google and Zappos.

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Why Scrum is Not Enough

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 22, 2015

When developing large complex systems and dealing with legacy code, organizations need to have systems in place to support integration and delivery. Modularization can help when agile is scaled with multiple teams that are working in parallel. It's not the framework or method that will do the job, but how your people will make it work to solve your problems says Hans Dekkers.

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Improving Quality and Delivery Speed with DevOps Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 31, 2015 2

You can increase the quality of products by constantly increasing the level of automation of the delivery process and working with DevOps teams who constantly deliver small features to get quick customer feedback. A case story from ING Lease explaining the problems they had, experiences from the first steps of their agile and DevOps journey and exploring what they want to achieve in the future.

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Using Pairing for Experimenting in Presentations

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 28, 2015

In the closing keynote of the Agile Eastern Europe 2015 conference Yves Hanoulle did an experiment together with his son Joppe in pair presenting. InfoQ interviewed Joppe and Yves Hanoulle about doing experiments, checking the safety of the environment and ways to make it safer, learning from failure, and presenting in pairs at conferences.

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How To Build Trust When Working With Remote Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 13, 2015

Lisette Sutherland has been doing interviews with people that are working in or managing remote teams. She talked about building trust on remote teams at the No Pants Festival 2015.

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How to Use Metrics to Influence an Agile Environment

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 08, 2015

Larry Maccherone, a Data Scientist at Tasktop Technologies, gave a talk at QCon London 2015 regarding the importance of metrics usage and how they should influence important decisions in the organizations.

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