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  • How to Communicate Better in Distributed Teams

    by Hugo Messer Savita Pahuja Arjan Franzen on  May 26, 2017

    In this article, Hugo, Arjan and Savita explain how their distributed agile framework can help distributed teams communicate better. Based on over a decade of experience, they share actionable practices that can help you improve the communication with team members across the world. Topics covered are virtues, trust, communication rhythm, retrospectives for distributed teams.

  • Does IT Industry Need Better Namings?

    by Ionut Balosin on  Apr 24, 2017 1

    The IT industry borrows terms from other domains, which is a fairly good approach. But we distort their meanings or use terms in inconsistent ways, within IT and also in comparison to other disciplines. This article shares some of these leaky terminologies with examples, explains why this matters and suggests how to deal with inconsistencies and improve the situation.

  • Product Development in Distributed Teams

    by Savita Pahuja Hugo Messer on  Apr 06, 2017

    This article focuses on how to do product development in distributed teams. It shares some virtues and practices which help to minimize challenges and develop the right product. It covers tools to help overcome challenges due to distribution and foster good behaviours. It explains how to perform various product oriented activities like user research, story mapping, planning and refinements.

Teams and the Way They Work

Posted by Simon Reindl on  Mar 18, 2017

What does a team look like, and what do they have to help them be a successful team? This article discusses some of the tools and techniques that teams use to become and maintain team effectiveness.

How to be Agile with Distributed Teams

Posted by Hugo Messer John Okoro on  Feb 09, 2017

Based on several decades of experience, we have developed an agile framework for distributed teams. In this article, we describe how our framework helps distributed organizations work smoother. 3

Q&A on the Book Scaling Teams

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 07, 2017

Scaling Teams provides strategies and practices for managing teams in fast growing organizations. Explores and gives solutions for hiring, people management, organization, culture and communication.

Inclusive Collaboration and the Silence Experiment

Posted by Sallyann Freudenberg on  Nov 14, 2016

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. 3

Internal Tech Conferences - How and Why

Posted by Matthew Skelton Victoria Morgan-Smith on  Oct 10, 2016

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.

The Top 5 Problems with Distributed Teams and How to Solve Them

Posted by Hugo Messer on  Sep 17, 2016

In this article, Hugo Messer, a seasoned distributed agile practitioner, shares the top 5 challenges distributed teams face. Based on 10 years experience, he shares practical solutions. 3

Q&A with Jurgen Appelo on Managing for Happiness

Posted by Ben Linders 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.

A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things (Part 2)

Posted by Daniel Karzel Hannelore Marginean Tuan-Si Tran on  May 25, 2016

This is the second article of a two article series in which we try to work from an abstract level of IoT reference architectures towards a concrete architecture for actual use cases. 1

A Focus on Agile Principles over Agile Rituals

Posted by Abby Bangser on  Apr 01, 2016

When scaling agile principles through rituals it's important to constantly evaluate and evolve those rituals. This article provides examples of experiments that focus on developing team behaviors.

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