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How GlobalLogic Used a Bottom-up Approach to Become More Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  May 19, 2016

Yuriy Koziy, delivery manager at GlobalLogic, argued at the Agile Eastern Europe 2016 conference that organizational change should start at the team level rather than in senior management. He formed a group of like-minded engineering managers and agile coaches who act as change agents, transforming the organization bottom-up from the inside.

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Decentralizing Organizations to Deal with Complexity

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 16, 2014 11

Niels Pflaeging, founder of the BetaCodex Network, did the opening talk organize for complexity - how to get life back into work on the second day of the Dare Festival Antwerp 2014. He explained how decentralizing organizations is paramount to increase their performance and agility.

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Empowered People Control Their Own Career

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 15, 2014

Fons Leroy, CEO of VDAB (a public employment service in Belgium), talked about how innovation and co-creation has helped strengthen citizens on the labor market. He explored what VDAB is doing to empower citizens to be in the driver seat of their own career. Organizations can use a similar approach to empower employees and increase organizational agility.

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How to Target Intrinsic Motivators - Champfrogs Checklist

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers on  Nov 29, 2013

Jurgen Appelo has released a tool to help target intrinsic motivators in teams and individuals, his -Champfrogs checklist.

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AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

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What HR or Managers can do to Support the Agile Transformation

by Ben Linders Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 07, 2013 2

In an agile adoption, there is need to develop and sustain an agile culture. What can the Human Resources department or managers do to support the agile in their company, and lower the chance on employees concerns about their roles, assessments of their performance, and on their work environment?

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Pradeep Soundararajan on the Negative Effects of Enforced Manual Testing

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 17, 2012 1

In his blog “Tester Tested!” Pradeep Soundararajan recently published an interesting show case called "Story from a company that built "the best software testing tool". The blog author describes what happens if for business reasons testers are forced to perform tests manually in a "boring" routine activity.

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Agile Teams as Cohesive Communities

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 12, 2010 1

Agile projects are (should be?) highly collaborative team environments built on a foundation of trust and open, honest communication. Such collaborative environments don’t just happen, and they can be easily disrupted. There are many commentators who provide advice on how to establish and maintain collaborative teams. This article summarizes the advice from a few of them.

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