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  • Inclusive Collaboration and the Silence Experiment

    by on  Nov 14, 2016 3

    With highly collaborative approaches becoming the norm in the software industry, it is time to re-consider collaboration and provide workplaces and practices that embrace all kinds of thinkers. This article introduces Inclusive Collaboration and describes the Silence Experiment to help teams consider different aspects of collaboration and work more effectively with all types of minds.

  • Agile Sailors - A Journey from a Monolithic Approach to Microservices

    by on  Nov 11, 2016

    Over the last couple of years eSailors IT solutions has implemented big technological and organisational changes: from functional silos to cross-functional teams, from a work flow that looked like an assembly line to dynamic loops, from a monolithic platform to microservices, from hierarchical command-and-control to leadership as a team sport. This article provides a summary of their journey.

  • Internal Tech Conferences - How and Why

    by on  Oct 10, 2016

    Software engineering today is every bit as much about the people as it is about technology - empowered teams don’t appear overnight. We need to oil the wheels of collaboration so they roll smoothly. Here, Matthew Skelton and Victoria Morgan-Smith discuss how to use internal conferences to boost your organisation’s social capital, the currency by which relationships flourish and businesses thrive.

Communities of Practice: The Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation

Posted by on  Sep 14, 2016

Communities of practice have specific applications in agile organisations: scaling agile development and allowing individuals to connect with others who share similar concerns.

Q&A and Book Review on Liftoff, Second Edition

Posted by on  Sep 10, 2016

The book Liftoff, Second Edition provides practices and insights for chartering teams by understanding needs, building trust, and defining how to interact in the team and align with the organization.

Why Agile Is Critical for Attracting Millennial Engineers

Posted by on  Aug 30, 2016

More and more companies are realizing that having an Agile organization is critical to attracting and retaining the latest generation of millennial engineers. Here’s why.

Christine Doig on Data Science as a Team Discipline

Posted by on  Aug 26, 2016

Christine Doig spoke at OSCON Conference about data science as a team discipline and how to navigate data science Python ecosystem. InfoQ spoke with Christine about challenges of data science teams.

Q&A with Jurgen Appelo on Managing for Happiness

Posted by on  Jul 20, 2016

The book Managing for Happiness provides practices, games and tools to manage organizations and make work fun, with suggestions for applying the practices to achieve organizational greatness.

10 Tools to Help Remote Web Developers Collaborate with Their Team

Posted by on  Jul 05, 2016

Use the right tools, and remote web developers can easily out-perform those who work face-to-face. Here are 10 tools for bug tracking, collaborative coding and knowledge management.

Exercises for Building Better Teams

Posted by on  May 30, 2016

Team that perform great have a perfect balance of orientation on people and results. This article provides several exercises to explore how your team is doing and find your own state of perfection.

DevOps Lessons Learned at Microsoft Engineering

Posted by on  May 22, 2016

Thiago Almeida from Microsoft shares how adopting DevOps practices resulted in better engineering and happier teams, and the lessons learned in that journey. 1

The Volcano - Prioritize Work for Multiple Teams & Products

Posted by on  May 21, 2016

It is always a challenge to pick the correct priorities. Which one of work A or B shall you do first? The Volcano is a tool to prioritize work for multiple teams working with several products. 1

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