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Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Driving Improvements with Lean Pilots

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 16, 2017

Lean, agile and Lean Startup can strengthen each other for driving improvement. Lean Pilots, a data-driven improvement framework for removing major cross-functional organizational impediments, has been used to drive internal continuous improvement.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Organizing Improvements with Lean Leadership at ING Bank

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 09, 2017

It’s the manager’s job to organize improvements and to make sure that real learnings take place. For real learnings you must accept the unknown and move outside of your knowledge boundary. Agile, lean and continuous delivery help to boost your learning capabilities.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Making Distributed Development Work

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 02, 2017

Distributed development depends on effective communication: you need to look for ways to have robust and diverse communication, build empathy towards each other to encourage feedback, and keep an eye on motivation. Team members are more engaged and creative when there’s shared ownership and responsibility for complete delivery from idea to production in distributed teams.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Overcoming Self-Imposed Limitations

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 16, 2017

People can feel limited when challenged, which slows them down or keeps them from trying. It can be a real problem, but their fear might actually be in their imagination. Sometimes the only thing that's holding you back is yourself. Survival rules can hinder us- sometimes you have to break them.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Experimenting with Peer Feedback in Tech Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Dec 29, 2016

Feedback can be used to build trust in teams and help individuals improve their skills and grow in their craft. Emily Page and Doug Talbot shared their experiences from experimenting with peer feedback at Ocado Technology at Spark the Change London 2016. An interview with Emily Page, Organizational Catalyst at Ocado Technology.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Managing in the Networked Society

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Dec 22, 2016

More and more now value is created through connected organizations and individuals using seamless collaboration across boundaries. At the same time however, many companies are still influenced by management practices invented in 19th century. A paradigm shift is needed to successfully manage in the networked society.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Increase Learning with 10% Autonomy Time

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Oct 20, 2016

Giving teams autonomy to spend 10% of their time for learning reduces delivery time, increases quality, and increases motivation. The 10% rule gives teams full autonomy to work on things they consider important. It results in freeing up people's creativity and letting teams grow their potential.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Don't Copy the Spotify Model

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Oct 06, 2016 6

The Spotify model can help you to understand how things are done at Spotify, but you shouldn’t copy it in your own organization. It changes all the time as people at Spotify learn and discover new things. There is no one way in which software is developed at Spotify.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Continuous Improvement Beyond Retrospectives

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 29, 2016

If you want continuous improvement you can start with retrospectives, but you must go far beyond that with change management, culture change, and innovation. The most important thing in order to make change happen in organizations is creating new habits and changing your culture.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Rethink Leadership: Being Ordinary to Accomplish Extraordinary Results

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 15, 2016 1

Ordinariness in leadership can help us to accomplish extraordinary results, argues agile/lean coach Katherine Kirk. Several more people have explored approaches that suggest to rethink leadership and go back to behaviour basics for leading people. Although these approaches are about small ordinary things, their effect may cause a revolution in the way organizations are being managed.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Getting the Data Needed for Data Science

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 02, 2016

Data science is about the data that you need; deciding which data to collect, create, or keep is fundamental argues Lukas Vermeer, an experienced Data Science professional and Product Owner for Experimentation at Booking.com. True innovation starts with asking big questions, then it becomes apparent which data is needed to find the answers you seek.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

How GlobalLogic Used a Bottom-up Approach to Become More Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  May 19, 2016

Yuriy Koziy, delivery manager at GlobalLogic, argued at the Agile Eastern Europe 2016 conference that organizational change should start at the team level rather than in senior management. He formed a group of like-minded engineering managers and agile coaches who act as change agents, transforming the organization bottom-up from the inside.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Growing Agility

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Apr 07, 2016

Andrea Tomasini will give a keynote talk titled "Stop Scaling, Start Growing an Agile Organization" at the Agile Eastern Europe 2016 Conference. InfoQ interviewed him about growing agility.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Marketing Communications Chapter by Agile Consortium

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 24, 2016

The Agile Consortium has launched the MarComs chapter which aims to exchange knowledge on agile among marketing and communication professionals. InfoQ interviewed Jeremy Curtin, one of the founders and chair of this initiative.

Culture & Methods Follow 232 Followers

Applying Feedback Techniques

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 17, 2016

Dan North talked about models and techniques for giving and receiving feedback and how to apply them effectively at the QCon London 2016 conference.

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