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GitHub Expands Its Learning Offerings with Four New Online Courses

by Diogo Carleto Follow 38 Followers on  Aug 08, 2018

GitHub Learning Lab is an initiative launched earlier this year to help people of all skill levels use GitHub. GitHub has released four new courses, Uploading to GitHub, Migrating to GitHub, Community Starter Kit, and Introduction to HTML.

Culture & Methods Follow 671 Followers

Brain Based Learning: Applying Training From The Back Of The Room

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jul 26, 2018

The human brain learns in many different ways; a training mode must fit the purpose and desired outcome. Practices from Training From the BACK of the Room! can be used to make training stick. Forcing big changes on people can be perceived as a threat; it’s better to create psychological safety, foster curiosity, and give feedback in ways that continue the dialogue instead of shutting down.

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Miki Szikszai on Growing Technical Talent at Snapper

by Shane Hastie Follow 25 Followers on  Jun 29, 2018

At the JAFAC conference Snapper CEO Miki Szikszai gave a talk on how the company overcame some of the challenges of growing their technical team in an environment of perceived skills shortage. Their approach of employing teams of graduates and giving them real customer facing work to do rather than interspersing them into existing teams results in better outcomes and enabled rapid growth.

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New Report from The Linux Foundation Shows Demand High for DevOps Skills

by Helen Beal Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 30, 2018

The 2017 Open Source Jobs Report from the Linux Foundation and tech career hub, Dice, shows 60% demand for DevOps human resources among more than 2,000 IT open source professionals and IT hiring managers.  DevOps skills were found to be in the top three most sought after open source skills (57%) along with cloud/virtualisation (60%) and application platforms (59%).

Culture & Methods Follow 671 Followers

How to Win a Solar Race Using Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

The Nuon Solar team uses agile and Scrum to take the steps which add the most value to the project first, integrate different disciplines, ensure transparency and focus, and reflect to improve. Their goal is promote and educate the use of clean energy; the mission is to win the Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa using the power of innovation.

JavaScript Follow 383 Followers

Node.js Foundation Readies Official Developer Certification

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 05, 2017

The Node.js Foundation is putting the finishing touches on their new Node.js Developer Certification, with plans to release it in December.

Cloud Follow 282 Followers

Cloud Foundry Foundation Launch Cloud Native Developer Certification and Training Program

by Daniel Bryant Follow 701 Followers on  Apr 25, 2017

At the CloudNativeCon, held in Berlin, Germany, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced the creation of a Cloud Foundry Certified Developer (CFCD) training and certification program which is community-based, independent and vendor-neutral, and aims to verify job candidates have practical experience with any distribution of Cloud Foundry.

Culture & Methods Follow 671 Followers

Improving Work Life with Organizational Hacks

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Apr 13, 2017

Visualize everything, pair up, open Friday, and no training budget; these are some of the "work hacks" that have improved work life at Sipgate, a telephone provider using Scrum.

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Using a Skill Matrix for Growth and Learning

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Dec 15, 2016

Skill matrixes support self organization in teams and help to create intrinsic motivation, where people want to learn new things. They can show how cross-functional teams really function and provide insight into bottlenecks found in teams.

Culture & Methods Follow 671 Followers

Certified Agile Leadership Program Announced

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Aug 18, 2016

The Certified Agile Leadership program aims to increase the effectiveness of leaders by providing a learning framework for developing agile leadership competencies. An interview with Pete Behrens about the importance of leadership, changing how leaders lead and the leadership culture, leadership for self-organizing teams, and what organizations can do to develop agile leadership competencies.

Culture & Methods Follow 671 Followers

Agile Games 2016 Keynote - Faster, Cheaper, Better Training Design

by Stéphane Wojewoda Follow 11 Followers on  May 02, 2016

Sivasailam Thiagarajan opened the Agile Games 2016 conference with a keynote talk titled Faster, Cheaper, Better:Designing Agile Training That Delivers Results. He explained that learning requires both content and activities which together create engagement and learning that sticks. He discussed how to design more effective training classes.

Culture & Methods Follow 671 Followers

Marketing Communications Chapter by Agile Consortium

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Mar 24, 2016

The Agile Consortium has launched the MarComs chapter which aims to exchange knowledge on agile among marketing and communication professionals. InfoQ interviewed Jeremy Curtin, one of the founders and chair of this initiative.

Culture & Methods Follow 671 Followers

Leadership Fit for the 21st Century: Intent-based Leadership

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Mar 03, 2016

This third post and last in the series on leadership fit for the 21st century covers the keynote given by David Marquet at the evening seminar on leadership fit for the 21st century about intent-based leadership and the leader-leader model.

Culture & Methods Follow 671 Followers

Agile with Internal Coaches and Facilitators

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Nov 12, 2015

An interview with Andreas Schliep and Peter Beck about why internal coaches and facilitators are important when organizations want to increase their agile maturity, advantages and disadvantages of working with external coaches, how internal coaches contribute to agile adoption, what internal coaches and facilitators can do to be ready to work effectively, and qualification of internal coaches.

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Q&A with Ahmed Sidky on ICAgile, Community and the Path to Expert

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 30, 2015

ICAgile founder Ahmed Sidky recently spoke at New Zealand’s annual AgileNZ conference on the topic of attaining institutional and individual Agility. InfoQ catches up with Ahmed Sidky to discuss ICAgile's raison d’être and how they continue to develop an open model for learning.

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