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  • Teams and the Way They Work

    by Simon Reindl on  Mar 18, 2017

    The terms “self-organised” and “cross functional” are often used to describe a team. What does this mean, and how will you recognise if your team has these features? Great teams work with the uniqueness of each person’s skills, experiences and outlook – forging the motivation to achieve a shared goal, within the constraints in which they operate.

  • Developing Quality Software: Differentiating Factors

    by Cynthia Freeney on  Mar 02, 2017

    The level of software quality attainable is a reflection of an organizational business decision. There are many factors that influence this decision, including development, build and testing environments effectiveness, resources and their associated skillset, integrity, motivations and experience levels, commercial agreements, and adopted processes and productivity tools.

  • The Top 5 Problems with Distributed Teams and How to Solve Them

    by Hugo Messer on  Sep 17, 2016 3

    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.

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.

A Case for Diversity in Our Workspaces

Posted by Sallyann Freudenberg on  Jul 23, 2015

Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg makes a case for supporting neurodiveristy in our workplaces. 1

Inviting over Imposing Agile

Posted by Daniel Mezick on  Apr 11, 2015

We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Agile started spreading “bottom-up”, then shifted from teams to executives and recently to consultancy for large enterprises. What will be next?

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2015

Posted by Abel Avram on  Apr 01, 2015

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

DIVAs Weed Them out or Nurture Them? Five Best Practices

Posted by Michael Nir on  Jan 05, 2015

Five Best Practices to nurture the DIVAs in our organization: Learn to observe behaviors. Frame outcome of behavior. Define impact of outcome. Follow: cycle of feedback. Learn to give credit 2

Q&A with Nadja Macht on Innovation, Flow and Continuous Improvement

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 28, 2014

Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about balancing flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying retrospectives for continuous improvement.

Remote Working Works

Posted by Tom Howlett on  Mar 24, 2014

5 years ago we left our office and decided we could work as effectively from home. Today we're closer, collaborate more, recruit better and work more effectively. This is the story of how we work. 5

Design For Hybrid Agile Adoption

Posted by Upadrista Venkatesh on  Sep 01, 2011

Agile and offshore development are critical success factors for many organizations, but have never worked well together. The “Design for Hybrid Agile Adoption (DH2A)” methodology offers a solution. 3

Interview: William E. Perry - Author iTeams – Putting the “I” Back Into Team

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 23, 2011

In this interview, Ben Linders explores with author William E. Perry his motivation for writing the book iTeams – Putting the “I” Back Into Team and the challenges teams face and learn to deal with.

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