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Organisational Learning and the Importance of Real Communication

by Ben Linders Follow 5 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 67 Followers

CoachRetreats: A Way to Practice Coaching Skills

by Ben Linders Follow 5 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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Cellular Technologies Enabling the Internet of Things

by Kevin Farnham Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 09, 2015 1

The Internet of Things is about connecting things. When the remotest of the things lie beyond the reach of WIFI networks, cellular technologies can provide a viable communications infrastructure. To this end, 4G Americas, a telecommunications industry trade organization, has published a new white paper titled "Cellular Technologies Enabling the Internet of Things."

Culture & Methods Follow 67 Followers

Leadership Principles for Agile Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Dec 02, 2015

Selena Delesie gave a keynote at the Agile Testing Days 2015 about leadership principles that she sees in successful agile companies. InfoQ interviewed her about how leadership principles from Sir Richard Branson are related to the foundations of agile and asked her which principles are giving companies a competitive edge and how companies can deploy agile to become more competitive.

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Investigation of Project Management Skills

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 20, 2015

An investigation was done to find out which skills are desired by employers for project management positions and what it takes to be successful as a project manager. An interview about skills for managing projects, likability of bosses and leadership skills, why people feel miserable at work and what can be done to prevent it and the need for project managers when organizations migrate to agile.

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Developments in IT Project Management

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 25, 2015 2

The demand for IT project managers is increasing. Agile methodologies support collaboration with distributed teams for creative problem solving. The Internet of Things, cloud, big data, and cyber security will continue to dominate the IT landscape. Project managers have to pioneer IOT initiatives, be prepared for the influx of data and ensure that deliverables from their projects are secure.

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Practicing Mindfulness Technique At Work

by Savita Pahuja Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 10, 2015 1

Mindfulness is a stress reduction technique which organizations use reduce the stress in employees.

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How BDD Has Helped to Address Communication Problems and Improve Collaboration

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 23, 2015

Behavior driven development (BDD) can be used to improve communication between testers, developers and the business. For example you can use given-when-then scenarios to develop test scripts and at the same time define the requirements of the system. BDD involves all team members and helps them to think about the product.

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Experiences from Doing Remote Pairing

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 09, 2015

Doing pair programming when working remote helps to increase interaction between developers and build relationships in teams, it makes knowledge flow and can prevent developers from drifting away. You can experiment with tooling to find a setup that works for you. Empathy and egolessness can emerge organically when doing pairing in a distributed team. Read about experiences with remote pairing.

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Ideas for Setting Up Remote Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 02, 2015 2

Organizations are increasingly working with remote teams to discover that it can be challenging to establishing remote teams and collaborate effectively with people in remote or distributed teams. An interview with Janis Janovskis on the challenges of remote teams, working together in different time zones, using hangouts and experiments to establish remote teams and finding the right people.

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How to Manage Virtual Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 26, 2015

When working with virtual teams the basic management tasks or responsibilities remain exactly the same, but checking if the work has been done and if the quality is sufficient tends to be more difficult. Successful collaboration is a shared responsibility of the virtual teams and the customer.

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Becoming More Transparent Helps to Manage Work

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 19, 2015

The Agile Testing Day Netherlands 2015 conference devotes a full day track to talented Dutch agile youngsters to share their experiences. Tamara de Paus talked about how to organize your work and be more transparent. An interview about the changes that were done by the team to manage work and create transparency, what worked and what didn't, and the things they learned along the way.

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Importance of Courageous Communicators in Agile Organizations

by Savita Pahuja Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 14, 2015

It is very important to have courageous communicators in agile teams. Senior leadership should support the role of courageous communicators.

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How To Build Trust When Working With Remote Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 13, 2015

Lisette Sutherland has been doing interviews with people that are working in or managing remote teams. She talked about building trust on remote teams at the No Pants Festival 2015.

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Atlassian Launches HipChat Server for Team Collaboration Behind the Firewall

by Steffen Opel Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 17, 2015

Development and collaboration software vendor Atlassian recently launched HipChat Server, an on-premise version of its text, audio and video chat, file and screen sharing, as well as third party integration offering for team collaboration.

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