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Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

QCon New York – Optimizing Yourself Track

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 10, 2017

Day 3 of QCon New York had a track focused on how individuals can build non-technical competencies. Titled Optimizing Yourself, the track had five talks covering a wide range of personal skills from empathy to communication, remaining relevant as an older person in tech, deep listening and working remotely.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

QCon New York Day 1 – High Velocity Development Teams Track Summary

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 28, 2017

QCon New York was heeled this week. This is a summary of the key messages from the opening keynote and from the High Velocity Development Teams track.

DevOps Follow 96 Followers

How the Financial Industry Is Doing DevOps

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Jun 16, 2017 1

The second DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) Europe, once again held in London, brought together the DevOps enterprise community. The financial industry was well represented, giving the attendees a unique perspective on the challenges facing this heavily regulated industry and how DevOps is helping to address them.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Making Distributed Development Work

by Ben Linders Follow 6 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.

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Eric J. McNulty : Your People’s Brains Need Face Time

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Feb 09, 2017

In a recent Strategy and Business article, leadership author Eric J. McNulty wrote about why distributed teams need to get together on a regular basis in order to be most effective. He cites research into distributed teams which shows that the value of face-to-face sessions far exceeds the cost of bringing people together.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Opinion: What 2017 Has in Store for Culture & Methods

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers , Ben Linders Follow 6 Followers , Susan McIntosh Follow 3 Followers , Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers , Craig Smith Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 11, 2017

We polled the InfoQ Culture & Methods editors for their takes on what 2017 has in store for the technology industry, what are the trends which we see coming to the fore and what the implications will be for organizations around the globe.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Stretching Agile in Offshore Development

by Ben Linders Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 24, 2016 3

To remain agile while offshoring software development, you have to invest time to make agile practices work under conditions where they are not supposed to work. Giving up is often not an option; you need to stretch agile practices by going back to the principles and collaboratively find ways to scale them and make them work effectively in a distributed environment.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Scaling Scrum to Build a New-Technology Printer

by Ben Linders Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 22, 2016

When developing a high speed printer based on a new print technology things change often; you need an effective and flexible solution for managing a large project with many different disciplines. Océ Printing Systems decided to customize Scrum and scale it to enable collaboration and make progress transparent.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Rethink Leadership: Being Ordinary to Accomplish Extraordinary Results

by Ben Linders Follow 6 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 69 Followers

Agile in Dispersed or Distributed Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 07, 2016 1

Cross-cultural team building enables collaboration and teamwork in dispersed or distributed agile teams. You need to invest to get the best out of a dispersed team. An exploration about what is needed to make agile work with dispersed or distributed teams.

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Scaling Teams to Grow Effective Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 6 Followers on  Aug 11, 2016

When organizations are growing fast it can be a challenge to keep them sane and to achieve what you actually want to achieve by hiring more people: getting more done. Alexander Grosse talked about how you scale teams to build an effective organization at Spark the Change London 2016. He explored the five domains of scaling teams: Hiring, People Management, Organization, Culture, and Communication.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Agile 2016: Communicating and Collaborating - How Distributed Teams Can Thrive

by Angela Wick Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 08, 2016

David Horowitz and Mark Kilby presented at the Agile 2016 conference on how distributed teams can thrive. The premise of their talk was that distributed teams need to be connected, and that while face-to-face is important for collaboration, it isn’t as important as connectedness.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Applying Feedback Techniques

by Ben Linders Follow 6 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Organisational Learning and the Importance of Real Communication

by Ben Linders Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 11, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Stephen Carver about how bringing in procedures and rules often doesn't help to prevent problems, enabling communication between engineers working in different companies, taking learnings from failure to a next level to prevent similar problems, and what engineers can do if they want to influence decisions on developing and releasing products.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

CoachRetreats: A Way to Practice Coaching Skills

by Ben Linders Follow 6 Followers on  Jan 23, 2016 1

A coachRetreat is a "safe to fail" learning platform where participants can try different approaches to coaching. In a coachRetreat participants explore the way that people interact in a given situation and can learn to view a situation from different perspectives to improve their coaching skills. An interview with Oana Juncu, Elad Sofer and Yves Hanoulle.

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