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    How Self-Organization Happens

    by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Nov 21, 2017 1

    There isn't one specific pattern that emerges from self-organization. The processes are so deep and fundamental to human interactions that you cannot enforce any specific hierarchical or non-hierarchical pattern with rules. Trust between people is an outcome of allowing people to freely self-organize. Complex networks of trust emerge and change as people continuously negotiate their relationships.

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    Customize Your Agile Approach: What Do You Need for Estimation?

    by Johanna Rothman Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 18, 2017 2

    This is the third in a series of articles that will help you think about how you might want to customize your agile approach for your context. Many agile approaches assume teams will estimate with story points, which leads to a project velocity measure. Instead of velocity, consider counting stories or using cycle time for estimation. You might not need to measure velocity at all.

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    Q&A on the Book "Create Your Successful Agile Project"

    by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Nov 14, 2017

    The book Create Your Successful Agile Project helps people understand agile approaches and select what could work for them.Too often, teams adopt a framework without understanding the context in which that framework is useful. This book shows how you can use your team’s unique product, context, and people to define a suitable agile approach for your project.

Culture & Methods Follow 484 Followers

Q&A on the Book Practical Kanban

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers , Klaus Leopold Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 11, 2017

The book Practical Kanban provides solutions for typical problems that continually occur within Kanban implementations. It explains how create a Kanban system for the entire value creation chain.

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Culture: a Farming Tale

Posted by Manny Segarra III Follow 0 Followers , Susan McIntosh Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 07, 2017

Culture and diversity are major factors for long-term company performance. Impacts include hiring practices, career development and direction, productivity, creativity, communication, and results.

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Q&A on the Book What Drives Quality

Posted by Shane Hastie Follow 17 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

Ben Linders has released a new book titled "What Drives Quality" in which he provides concrete examples and actionable advice to help identify and improve the quality of software products.

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Customize Your Agile Approach: Start with Results You Want

Posted by Johanna Rothman Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 01, 2017

This second article about customizing your agile approach explores the data teams might collect and use—working product and other measures—that they might share with their managers and stakeholders.

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Scaling Agile - Slice and Understand Together

Posted by Ole Jepsen Follow 9 Followers on  Oct 29, 2017

This article digs into how to slice requirements. If this is done right, it will not only result in good slices, but also a common understanding of the product we’re about to build or enhance.

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Agile at Red Hat

Posted by Leigh Griffin Follow 0 Followers , Brendan O’Farrell Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 23, 2017

This article is a story of the conversion journey from FeedHenry, a startup from Waterford, Ireland, into Red Hat.

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Customize Your Agile Approach: Select Your Agile Approach That Fits Your Context

Posted by Johanna Rothman Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 22, 2017

This article explores how to make agile approaches work for you: your work, your team, and your organization.

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Q&A on the Book Executive’s Guide to Disciplined Agile

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017

The Executive’s Guide to Disciplined Agile explains how disciplined agile works at different levels in the organization and helps you to streamline information technology and business processes.

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Offshoring Agile When You Are a Startup

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 03, 2017

Working with an offshore partner becomes faster and cheaper as communication technologies improve. It is possible to achieve agility with an offshore team as long as you understand the limitations. 1

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