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Keeping Distributed Teams in Sync

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018

The biggest challenge of distributed teams is communication, which is essential for establishing ground rules on collaboration. Shifting working hours to accommodate each other and team liaisons help to communicate and synchronize work. Teams based on trust, respect, and openness will encourage themselves to help people throughout the organization and foster a culture that keeps teams in sync.

Culture & Methods Follow 670 Followers

Spark the Change: Unleashing People’s Talent

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Aug 09, 2018

Make curiosity our priority, fundamentally question how and when work should happen, enable fragmentation with technology to become a task-based society, maximize the possibility of authentic human connection in recruiting, ask questions to spark the change, and look for ways to integrate refugees into the workforce: These are some of the conclusions and suggestions to unleash people’s talent.

Culture & Methods Follow 670 Followers

Digital Disruption via Space: High-Speed Internet Access through Satellites

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Aug 02, 2018

Satellites are enabling high speed access to the internet in rural areas, on airplanes, and for internet service providers to the core network. Space technology innovations like electric propulsion, digitalization revolutionize telecommunications and new entrants like SpaceX are forcing launch costs down. These developments will enable new services and lower the costs of existing ones.

Culture & Methods Follow 670 Followers

Spark the Change: Building Tomorrow’s Company

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jul 19, 2018

Tomorrow’s company has to invest in well being, should move away from individual silos to team delivery, needs to have psychological space and safety, and must be able to deal with uncertainty. To build such companies we can use gamification, pretotyping, IoT, artificial intelligence, robots, chatbots and other conversational interfaces. We should focus on teams and question how we work together.

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How No and Low Code Approaches Support Business Users and Professional Developers

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jul 12, 2018 2

No code approaches aim to support business users in developing and maintaining their own applications, where low code simplifies the developer’s work and makes them more productive. Both approaches enable faster development at lower costs. As the distinction between these approaches is becoming smaller, business users and developers can team up and use them together.

Culture & Methods Follow 670 Followers

Breaking Codes, Designing Jets and Building Teams: Randy Shoup Discusses High Performing Teams

by Daniel Bryant Follow 699 Followers on  Jul 06, 2018

At QCon NY, Randy Shoup, VP Engineering at WeWork, presented “Breaking Codes, Designing Jets and Building Teams”. He began the talk by quoting Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes”, and stated that throughout history he believes the most effective teams have focused on purpose, organisational culture, people, and engineering excellence.

Culture & Methods Follow 670 Followers

Spark the Change: Sparkling Disruptions

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jun 29, 2018

A new transportation system that enables people to live and work anywhere, networking through an app to share stories and get ideas that change your company, and high-speed internet through space to connect people everywhere on the planet; these are sparkling disruptions which were presented at the Spark the Change conference.

Culture & Methods Follow 670 Followers

The Power of Serendipity and Networking

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jun 21, 2018

Meeting new people gets you out of your own head. It’s a good way to get outside perspective on your projects and look at them in new ways. A conversation with someone who works in a completely different field could spark the idea that changes your company. Focus on meeting people who share your values and interests, and make networking part of your daily habits.

Culture & Methods Follow 670 Followers

Making Games for High Performing Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jun 14, 2018

The gamestorming model describes a process to create games. It provides concepts like game space, boundaries, rules, artifacts and goals, for creating compelling learning experiences in an organizational setting. Such games can be used by teams to experiment, focus on outcomes, and try out disruptive patterns.

Culture & Methods Follow 670 Followers

Management Support in Agile Adoption

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  May 24, 2018

It is essential that everyone involved in operating the business be aware of how IT can change daily operations. Senior management can look across silos and teams to impact the throughput of the entire system. IT managers and executives rely on business managers being active participants for teams to work effectively and efficiently. Management commitment remains key for agile across the company.

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From Darwin to DevOps: John Willis and Gene Kim Talk about Life after The Phoenix Project

by Helen Beal Follow 6 Followers on  May 23, 2018

IT Revolution recently published an audiobook with nearly eight hours of conversation between Gene Kim and John Willis; Beyond the Phoenix Project – the Origins and Evolution of DevOps.

Culture & Methods Follow 670 Followers

Happy Cultures and How They Grow High Performers

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  May 19, 2018

ITV's Tom Clark spoke at DOXLON in February, proposing the hypothesis that high performance is a side-effect of creating happy teams. Andy Flemming, contributor to Deliberately Developmental Organization, also recently spoke about how to reap business and strategic benefits by creating a culture with an intentional focus on transparency, and the learning, growth and happiness of individuals.

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Culture, Psychological Safety, and Emotional Intelligence for High Performance Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  May 17, 2018

Humanity is the heart of the creative intellectual work that many of us are engaged in. The foundation of high-performance teams is people who have freedom and autonomy and feel safer. Games can be used to support self-awareness and connection and build team emotional intelligence onto safety.

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Finding Talented People and Building Sustainable Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  May 10, 2018

Meetups, hackathons and conferences are fantastic opportunities to promote your company's work and ethos and meet talented people. You can learn a lot more about a person if you let them drive the conversation initially in a job interview. Having room to grow professionally and psychological safety are key to building sustainable teams, and establish a collaborative, cohesive engineering culture.

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Visual Studio Live Share Allows Collaborative Development

by Thomas Betts Follow 37 Followers on  May 08, 2018

The new Visual Studio Live Share extension was demoed at Microsoft Build, and is now available for public preview. Live Share provides real-time, bi-directional collaboration between developers, each on their respective computers, without the need to share repos or set up a development environment. The extension is available for VS2017 and VS Code, including on Mac and Linux installs.

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