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Think of Software as a Force for Good, Using Teal and Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Nov 15, 2018

A teal organisation set its horizon by defining its higher purpose and describing why it exists. Individuals join the company because of the value it creates for the world, and work freely towards a specific purpose. A teal and agile company has a culture of complete openness, transparency and mutual trust; everyone should feel safe and encouraged to share ideas, and make mistakes, without fear.

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Bringing the Humanity Back into Customer Support

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Nov 08, 2018

Treat your support team well and they will treat your customers well. Support teams need to be trained and trusted, they deserve autonomy and ownership over their work. Bots shouldn’t be used in customer support to help people solve problems; people need to help people even if it’s more expensive than hiring robots.

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Build Agility with Design Sprints

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Nov 02, 2018

Design sprints can be a powerful vehicle for challenging traditional ways-of-working that that hamstring business agility. Teams can solve challenging business and customer problems in incredibly creative, exciting and valuable ways, and as a group they are collectively more willing to kill bad ideas early.

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Enabling Individual Growth for Business Value at Tangible

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Nov 01, 2018

When a company starts to grow, working together is not enough for new people to learn the culture. For competence growth and for developing their culture, Tangible organizes workshops, internal days of knowledge exchange, hosted events and training, and evening activities, and assigns mentors for new people. This helps them to align individual values and intentions with the corporate vision.

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Wave 2 Agile: Living the Agile Mindset

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Oct 30, 2018 2

Living the agile mindset means actually doing it, not just talking about it. Living agile is only accessible to those who say yes to personal growth in a big way. If you want different behaviours in your organization, change your own behaviour. This is what Michael K Sahota is calling "Wave 2 of Agile", and invites everyone to join.

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QCon San Francisco 2018 Preview: What You Can Expect from This Year’s Conference

by Wesley Reisz Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 26, 2018

QCon, the series of global software conferences organized by InfoQ, is returning to the Bay Area for the 12th annual event, November 5th - 7th, and we’re expecting around 1,600 senior individual contributors and architects to join us. As in years past, the conference runs over three days with two bonus workshop days.

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Organizational Refactoring at Mango

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Oct 25, 2018

To increase agility, companies can descale themselves into value centers in charge of a business strategic initiative, with end-to-end responsibility and with full access to the information regarding customer needs. You need to create spaces where people can cross-collaborate and learn, using for instance self-organized improvement circles, Communities of Practice or an internal Open Source model.

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Designing Organisations with Purposeful Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Oct 18, 2018

In a purpose-centric agile implementation, stakeholders make a clear shared purpose come to reality through visible outcomes. It starts with awareness of the organisation’s installed culture, finding installed habits and beliefs that pull back and block change, and deciding what you want to do about that. The second step is to create the necessary time and space for true change to happen.

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Recognitions of 2018 World Agility Announced

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Oct 11, 2018 1

The 2018 world agility recognitions have been announced by the World Agility Forum. Next to regional recognitions for companies in Europe, Africa, and America, there are also recognitions for creativity agility, agile in defense, team agility, personal agility, and lifetime agility.

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QCon SF 2018 (Nov 5-7) International Software Conference: Tracks, Workshops and Highlights

by Wesley Reisz Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 05, 2018

QCon San Francisco, the 12th annual software conference that attracts attendees from all over the world, returns to the Silicon Valley area November 5-7, 2018. With 32 days before the conference, 75% of the individually curated talks have been confirmed. The remaining talks are expected to be finalized over the next few weeks.

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How Continuous Delivery Impacts Testing

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Oct 04, 2018

With continuous delivery we need to focus on quality as we write the code. Not every team will have testers, but if there are testers then they will work closely with developers, writing code to automate the small number of tests that cannot be covered by unit tests while helping developers creating unit tests.

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Tracks Announced! QCon London 2019 (March 4-8, 2019)

by Wesley Reisz Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 04, 2018

QCon returns to London for the 13th annual software conference March 4-6, 2019. The topics for this year’s conference have been announced: Architecture, Chaos, JavaScript, Performance and many more.

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Experimental Reactive Relational Database Connectivity Driver, R2DBC, Announced at SpringOne

by Charles Humble Follow 977 Followers on  Oct 01, 2018

Announced at the SpringOne Platform conference in Washington DC, R2DBC is an experimental API designed from the ground up for Reactive programming against relational databases. The end goal is try to influence the ADBA specification.

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RSocket, a New Application Network Protocol for Reactive Applications, Announced at SpringOne

by Charles Humble Follow 977 Followers on  Oct 01, 2018

Announced at the SpringOne Platform conference in Washington DC, RSocket is a new layer 7, language-agnostic application network protocol. It is a bi-directional, multiplexed, message-based, binary protocol based on Reactive Streams back pressure.

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Lessons from the UK Government's Digital Transformation Journey

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Sep 27, 2018

Citizens can get the information and services they need more quickly because users' needs are considered in government service design, and suppliers can work with the government in modern agile ways: these are two benefits resulting from the UK Government's digital transformation. Having teams exposed directly to users motivates teams to make their products better.

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