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  • How to be Agile with Distributed Teams

    by Hugo Messer John Okoro on  Feb 09, 2017 3

    Based on several decades of experience, we have developed an agile framework for distributed teams. We defined 8 bubbles: Culture, Organization, Product, Team, Architecture, Engineering, Communication and Tools. Each bubble contains questions, virtues and practices to help organize distributed work. In this article, we describe culture and organization.

  • Q&A on the Book Scaling Teams

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 07, 2017

    The book Scaling Teams by Alexander Grosse and David Loftesness provides strategies and practices for managing teams in fast growing organizations. It explores five areas which often pose challenges when organizations need to scale -- hiring, people management, organization, culture and communication -- and gives solutions for recognizing and dealing with those challenges.

  • Inclusive Collaboration and the Silence Experiment

    by Sallyann Freudenberg on  Nov 14, 2016 3

    With highly collaborative approaches becoming the norm in the software industry, it is time to re-consider collaboration and provide workplaces and practices that embrace all kinds of thinkers. 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.

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.

Change from Within: Developers and Managers Working Together

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 16, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Bryan Dove about what managers and developers can do to find better ways of working together and how they can support each other, making themselves and the company more successful.

Agile Productivity: Willpower and the Neuroscience Approach

Posted by Anna Obukhova on  Mar 02, 2016

This article explores three strategies to save willpower energy and increase the ability to concentrate, and shows what pieces of Scrum work for which of the three strategies to increase productivity. 6

Q&A on the book Visualization Examples

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 07, 2016

The book Toolbox for the Agile Coach - Visualization Examples by Jimmy Janlén can be used by agile software development teams to visualize and improve their collaboration and communication.

Large Scaled-Scrum Development Does Work!

Posted by Almudena Rodriguez Pardo Norma Acevedo Lopez on  Feb 06, 2016

This article explores how the Ericsson ICT Development Center Eurolab applies Kaizen and agile to develop products with around 100 professionals from all related development and product areas. 4

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