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Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

Using Self-Selection to Create Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017

At one company, self-selection was applied to redistribute people over teams. It provided the opportunity for developers to get involved in strategic decisions and understand the needs of the business. Using self-selection, they learned that by giving people the power to take difficult and informed decisions, they will become motivated, no matter how tough the decision is.

Development Follow 228 Followers

Real-Time Collaboration Comes to Atom

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 15, 2017

At QCon San Francisco 2017, GitHub’s Nathan Sobo has unveiled Atom’s new real-time collaboration plugin, Teletype. Teletype aims to make it possible for two developers to code together with the same ease as coding alone.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

Q&A with Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland about Scrum Guide Updates

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Nov 09, 2017 3

The Scrum guide has been updated to better reflect what Scrum is and clear up misconceptions. Scrum can be used for building software products, and it can be applied to many other areas outside of software as well. Scrum is a framework based on empiricism for continuous improvement. Having a potentially shippable product increment at least every sprint or more often is a key element of Scrum.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

Game Changers for Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Nov 07, 2017

We want to approach strategy using choices, direction, and iterative experiments, establish a growth mindset in organizations, and work towards a common purpose or goal with leaders and teams sharing the same values, principles, and mindset; these are some of the game changers for organizations to become more innovative, deliver faster and better, and have happier and more engaged employees.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

Making Our Language and Behaviour More Inclusive

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Nov 02, 2017

To avoid excluding people, we need to gain more awareness when we are in the wrong and be introspective to find out why someone is upset or offended by what we have said or done. By being excluded, people will eventually leave their jobs, communities or profession, which is something that we need to prevent. Peter Aitken suggested taking a positive approach when addressing inclusion issues.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

The Future of Work - Afternoon Sessions from Agile People Sweden

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Oct 27, 2017

The future of work is about microlearning and unlearning, freedom by technology, agile companies, alignment for autonomy, and self-organized groups of people around common goals and interests; these are some of the ideas that were discussed at Agile People Sweden.

DevOps Follow 356 Followers

The Industry Just Can't Decide about DevOps Teams

by Helen Beal Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 26, 2017

The incidence of DevOps teams is on the rise according to reports, but the industry remains divided on whether a DevOps team should even exist. Some are wary of creating additional silos, or are of the opinion that DevOps is a methodology that everyone should subscribe to in an organisation; others point to DevOps teams as an effective way of transitioning to a new way of working.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

The Toyota Way at Codeweavers

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Oct 26, 2017

Codeweavers combines the Toyota way with extreme programming and continuous delivery in development and support to do small, frequent releases. The advice to apply the Toyota way is to start with the books, understand the philosophy, and begin teaching it to others.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

The Future of Work - Morning Sessions from Agile People Sweden

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Oct 24, 2017

The fifth Agile People Sweden Conference is being held on October 23 and 24 in Stockholm. The 2017 conference theme is: The Future of Work - Scaling Agile to Improve Worklife. The Monday morning sessions explored agility scales, enterprise wide agility with sociocracy, and self organization.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

Paradoxes in Culture Change

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017

Organizations should realize that organizational culture is an important factor in increasing agility, and then act on this realization. The desired organizational culture must be promoted by example top down; what is happening at the top of the organization concerning values, communication and customer involvement will predict what will happen in the "underlying" layers of the organization.

DevOps Follow 356 Followers

Continuous Delivery of Telecom Software at Ericsson

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 12, 2017

The telecom industry has seen changes in service delivery processes in recent years via the adoption of DevOps principles and tools. Ericsson’s talk at the DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017 in London and their and continuous delivery paper outline the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

The Spotify Model is No "Agile Nirvana"

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Oct 12, 2017

At Spotify, management and the way the organization works support teams and agile practices by growing people. But Spotify isn’t an “Agile Nirvana”, it’s hard to reach high performance with teams that are constantly growing, changing, and splitting into new teams.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

State of Scrum Master Salary Report Released

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Oct 09, 2017

Stefan Wolpers of the Age of Product has released a State of Scrum Master Salary report, summarizing the responses from over 500 scrum masters across 13 countries. The intent of the research was to identify common career patterns and their financial remuneration.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

Experimenting with Self-Organisation

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Oct 06, 2017

Self-organising teams are much more effective, engaged and happier. Not everyone is comfortable with self-organising; people are conditioned to do what they are told and mainly to work on their own. You need modern leadership approaches like intent-based leadership, sociocracy, and holacracy, to enable self-organising teams.

Culture & Methods Follow 287 Followers

How Blogging Empowers Agile Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Oct 05, 2017

Moving the thinking and decisions a team makes from people’s inboxes onto a blog can make it accessible to all, findable in the future, and referenceable by everyone. Instead of writing documentation, you can use blogumentation to transfer knowledge and document the history of projects that provide context to the code.

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