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    Communities of Practice: The Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation

    by Emily Webber Follow 1 Followers on  Sep 14, 2016

    Communities of practice bring together people who share areas of interest or concerns. They have specific applications in agile organisations: scaling agile development and allowing individuals to connect with others who share similar concerns. Communities of practice bring people together to regain the benefits of regular contact while keeping the value of multidisciplinary agile teams.

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    Q&A on the Lean IT Field Guide

    by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Feb 24, 2016

    In the book The Lean IT Field Guide Mike Orzen and Tom Paider explain how to initiate, execute, and sustain a Lean IT transformation. InfoQ interviewed them about how lean can be seen as a learning system, why managers should have both technical and social skills, how to assure that changes will sustain, and establishing a culture of engineering excellence and craftsmanship.

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    Increasing your Agility: An interview with Dave Thomas

    by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Jul 21, 2015

    At the GOTO Amsterdam 2015 conference Dave Thomas gave a keynote presentation titled "agile is dead". While the "Agile" industry is busy debasing the meaning of the word, the underlying values are still strong. Dave Thomas suggests to stop using the word agile and switch to agility: repeatedly taking small steps towards where you want to be and evaluate what happened.

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How Agile Has Changed Test Management

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  May 11, 2015

With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, do we still need Test Managers in agile? How are the activities which have long made up the role divested? 3

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Enterprise Agility Through Culture

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Apr 06, 2015

Culture plays an important role in organizational change. Successful agile adoption tends to depend on the ability to change culture by making the culture explicit and becoming more conscious of it.

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DIVAs Weed Them out or Nurture Them? Five Best Practices

Posted by Michael Nir Follow 0 Followers 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

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Q&A with John Sonmez on His Book on Soft Skills

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Jan 03, 2015

The book Soft Skills covers topics for professional software developers, it aims to help developers to become a better programmer, a more valuable employee, and a happier and healthier person.

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