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  • Q&A on the Book Techlash

    The book Techlash by Ian Mitroff and Rune Storesund explains why companies need to become socially responsible by considering the potential negative outcomes of technology. It explains how proactive crisis management can help prevent a crisis by the early detection and correction of deviations from expected conditions.

  • Q&A on the Book Agile Conversations

    The book Agile Conversations by Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredrick explores how productive conversations can change the way organizations develop software. It provides techniques and exercises that can help you gain insight into communication and collaboration issues and improve your day-to-day conversations, achieving valuable business results from your agile team.

  • Q&A on the Book The Science of Organizational Change

    In The Science of Organizational Change, Paul Gibbons challenges existing theories and tools of change management and debunks management myths. He explores going from a change management to a change-agility paradigm and provides 21st-century research on behavioral science, that affects topics such as project planning, change strategy, business-agility, and change leadership in a VUCA world.

  • Appreciation at Work

    As organizations across the world are experimenting better ways to sustain their employees’ engagement, appreciation and recognition programs have flourished in the last five years, among the best, if not the best, tool of predilection for making employees feel valued. Appreciation benefits are not limited to companies’ performance; they also benefit individuals and teams.

  • The Computest Story: The Transformation to an Agile Enterprise

    This article explores how Computest followed their mission towards a self-managing organization. It explains the key drivers, how the journey got started, why Computest focused on value streams and how Computest aligned roles and responsibilities and applied Kanban to operationalize ideas. It also shares the lessons learned so far and discusses what this means for the next steps to be done.

  • Inner Source—Adopting Open Source Development Practices in Organizations

    Although inner source offers numerous benefits, many practitioners are unclear about what it is and how to adopt it. When adopting inner source, organizations should consider nine factors pertaining to product, process, and organization.

  • Book Review and Q&A on Agile IT Organization Design

    Sriram Narayan’s book – Agile IT Organization Design, provides a basis for reviewing and reshaping the IT organization to equip it better for the digital age. The book covers how structural, political, operational, and cultural facets of the organization design influence overall IT agility.

  • Q&A with Frederic Laloux on Reinventing Organizations

    In the book reinventing organizations Frederic Laloux researched 12 organizations who use fundamentally new ways to manage work and their employees. InfoQ interviewed Frederic about how evolutionary-teal organizations manage themselves, practices for start-ups, self-organizing organizations, renewing approaches for managing performance of employees and results from evolutionary-teal organizations.

  • The Fail-Safe Organization

    Agile has many answers to the challenges of contemporary software development. It also challenges us with a fundamental paradox: learning is essential to success but failure is essential to learning. The challenge is to make our organizations fail-safe, to create an environment where it is safe to take the risks learning requires.

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