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  • Technical Debt Isn't Technical: What Companies Can Do to Reduce Technical Debt

    In this article, three experts discuss some of the key findings of the “State of Technical Debt 2021” report including the impact of technical debt on engineering teams, the pros and cons of dealing with maintenance work continuously, the future of technical debt and what each engineering teams can do to communicate the importance of dealing with technical debt to companies’ leadership.

  • How to Recognise and Reduce HumanDebt

    We know TechDebt is bad; chances are HumanDebt is worse, and once you’ve seen it, you can’t “unsee” or ignore it. What is now needed is a focus on the humans who do the work. Psychological safety in teams is key. The “people work” -both at an individual, but especially at a team level- is the key to sustainability and growth of high-performing tech teams.

  • Fun at Work: Building an Organizational Culture in Which People Can Flourish

    The only way for organizations to be fit for the future is to create the best employee experience by building an organizational culture, in which happiness plays a central part. Employees look for an organization with an appealing purpose, an organization that enables making progress in meaningful work, employs people that they feel connected to and gives space and facilities to have fun together

  • What is Success for a Scrum Master?

    Experienced Scrum Masters explain how they define and measure their own personal success as Scrum Masters, and share their lessons learned about how to achieve success. From dealing with stakeholders, to how to improve coaching skills and how to help the team achieve a sustainable pace, the lessons come from many years of experience and will help you improve your performance as a Scrum Master.

  • Coding Culture: How To Build Better Products by Building Stronger Teams

    Software developers spend a tremendous amount of time and energy focused on how to build the best possible products. We obsess over what web framework to use or whether to go with a NoSQL or SQL database. While these questions are important, they often neglect to address an equally important aspect of software development: culture.

  • Q&A with Jeff Sutherland on Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

    In his new book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, Jeff Sutherland explains how the Scrum framework can be used as a general business practice to accelerate work of all kinds. An interview with Jeff about using Scrum outside software development, characteristics of great teams, increasing happiness, product owner teams, and on experiences from applying Scrum for education.