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The Power of Serendipity and Networking

by Ben Linders Follow 20 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 575 Followers

Management Support in Agile Adoption

by Ben Linders Follow 20 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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Finding Talented People and Building Sustainable Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 20 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 575 Followers

12th State of Agile Report Published

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Apr 19, 2018

The 2018 State of Agile Report has been published by CollabNet VersionOne. Some of the conclusions from the report are that the need for customer and user satisfaction is increasing, more and more organizations are scaling agile, distributed teams are becoming the norm in agile software development, and many organization have started or plan to start a DevOps initiative in the next 12 months.

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Software Engineering for Creativity, Collaboration, and Inventiveness

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Apr 12, 2018

A software engineering discipline must be iterative, based on feedback, incremental, experimental, and empirical. Craftsmanship is not sufficient; engineering is an amplifier, it enhances creativity, collaboration, and inventiveness. Continuous delivery is grounded in engineering principles.

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Perspectives on Mob Programming and Mob Testing

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 30, 2018

Maaret Pyhäjärvi, author of the Mob Programming Guidebook, wrote about her experience with mob testing, and how it contributed to her team's journey to recognising improved cross-functionality. Woody Zuill also recently spoke to the Agile Uprising podcast about discussing how mob programming provides an effective collaboration model for delivering software in small releasable increments.

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Dealing with the Broken Human Machine: How to Create High-Performing Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Mar 07, 2018

To really progress in developing software and build anything at a scale, you have to examine your blind spots and learn to deal with people. The culture we build is important: the difference between a high performing engineering team and a low performing one is orders of magnitude in terms of productivity and quality. Focusing on how we do things is as important as what we’re doing.

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Updates in the Nexus Guide Stress the Importance of Integration and Transparency

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Mar 01, 2018 2

The major changes in the updated Nexus Guide include clarifications to the role of the Nexus Integration team, an explanation on how transparency at scale looks, and alignment with the 2017 Scrum Guide. The Nexus Guide is a framework that helps organizations to scale Scrum.

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Pairing for Learning

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

Pairing can be used to learn new topics that you can take back to the workplace, and to make your accomplishments visible and celebrate success together. Learning partners can encourage each other to make bold statements, commit to do something, and gently push each other to make it happen.

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The Relationship between Team Emotion and Delivery

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 05, 2018

AI firm Deep Affects studied Jira projects, presenting a relationships between emotional health and team productivity. Their findings are also supported by Gallup's 2017 State of the Workforce survey which indicates the cost of not having emotionally engaged teams.

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How to Win a Solar Race Using Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 20 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.

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GitHub Introduces Multiple Commit Authors

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

GitHub has started supporting multiple commit authors. The new feature is meant to improve collaboration from several developers on the same commits or pulls requests and ensures every author gets attribution of their commits in their profile contributions graph and the repository’s statistics.

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Using Agile Principles with Scrum Studio to Increase Organizational Responsiveness

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Dec 14, 2017 1

Using a change approach based on agile principles with Scrum Studio helped a Dutch pension and investment management company to become more responsive at structurally lower costs. The change team practiced what they preached by applying transparent and iterative change with similar characteristics as the intended end result. They established a culture where people are taking responsibility.

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GitHub Team Discussions Aim to Improve Collaboration

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 20, 2017

Announced at its last Universe conference, Team discussions aim to power processes like planning, analysis, design, and others directly from within GitHub.

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Real-Time Collaboration Comes to Atom

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 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.

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