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ThoughtWorks Sold to Private Equity Firm Apax Partners

by Craig Smith Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 31, 2017 1

Global software development and digital transformation company ThoughtWorks is to be acquired by London-based private equity firm Apax Partners. The terms of the deal were not disclosed and it is expected to close in Q4 2017.

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Perfect Software, Measuring Continuous Delivery, and Exploring the Future: Agile on the Beach 2017

by Daniel Bryant Follow 547 Followers on  Aug 23, 2017

At Agile on the Beach 2017, the key takeaways from the final afternoon of the conference included: delivery teams can add value more rapidly by embracing lean, iterative and continuous deployment methodologies; and although highly beneficial, implementing continuous delivery is hard due to the need for principles to be applied in your context.

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Agile 2017 Keynote: Creating Leadership and Engagement at Every Level

by Craig Smith Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 21, 2017

At the recent Agile 2017 conference in Orlando, David Marquet, retired Navy captain and author of best selling book “Turn The Ship Around!” gave an entertaining keynote on intent-based leadership.

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Fleur van Unen and Sylvain Mahe on a Toolkit for Leadership Agility

by Hugo Messer Follow 1 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 17 Followers on  Jul 04, 2017

At the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference Fleur van Unen and Sylvain Mahe from Palo IT are co-presenting a talk on tools for agile leadership; concrete advice for leaders drawing on techniques and frameworks such as Management 3.0. They spoke to InfoQ about the talk and their leadership philosophy, the importance of community in spreading agile ideas and treating employees as resourceful adults.

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Q&A with Renee Troughton on Leadership Patterns for Agility

by Shane Hastie Follow 17 Followers , Hugo Messer Follow 1 Followers on  Jun 06, 2017

Renee Troughton will talk at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference on transforming organisations using systems thinking. The challenge with a successful agile implementation is not to get the team doing Agile or Scrum, but rather to reform the policies and constraints in the system faster than the system can re-impose itself. Troughton spoke to InfoQ about this and leadership patterns.

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Organizing Improvements with Lean Leadership at ING Bank

by Ben Linders Follow 18 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.

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Humility is a Positive Trait

by Susan McIntosh Follow 8 Followers on  Feb 20, 2017

Validating the premise of Jim Collins' description of "Level 5 Leadership," a study described in the Washington Post shows how humility is a positive trait in many aspects of our lives, including leadership.

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Trust and Leadership - New Study Reiterates Connection

by Susan McIntosh Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 20, 2017

Being trustworthy is highly associated with leadership success. A recent study by the Ken Blanchard Companies re-iterates this connection, showing how trust of one's leader affects an individual's intentions toward the organization, including performing well, endorsing the company, and staying at the company.

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Applying Sociocracy 3.0 Patterns for Implementing Agile Practices

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Jan 05, 2017 4

Sociocracy 3.0 is an open framework which supports collaboration in agile organizations and helps them to continuously improve products and services. The framework provides patterns for activities like coordinating work, effective meetings, governance, and building organizations.

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QConSF - Creating Awesome Teams

by Susan McIntosh Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 07, 2016

Alexandre Freire’s QConSF session focused on Modern Agile’s framework and suggested ways to implement them within an organization. He emphasized that the underlying culture must support these practices, or the practices will be forced and not lead to creating awesome teams.

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QConSF: The Art (and Science) of Compelling People

by Susan McIntosh Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 22, 2016

Ronit Avni’s QConSF session provided information on how to ensure that your verbal message (your speech) does not get lost among other messages sent by visual or other vocal distractions.

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QConSF: Is Managing Men & Women Really That Different?

by Susan McIntosh Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 19, 2016

Mitch Shepard discussed why there are fewer women in leadership roles, why diversity is better for business, and what the IT community can do to encourage women in leadership.

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New and Interesting Changes on ThoughtWorks Radar

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 12, 2016

As usual, the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar covers four areas - Language & Frameworks, Platforms, Techniques, Tools – each item having one of four recommendations – Adopt, Trial, Assess, Hold. This article lists only what is new and noteworthy in the respective areas.

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Esther Derby's Six Rules for Change

by Susan McIntosh Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 03, 2016

Esther Derby identifies six rules to use when change needs to happen, so that the people involved are honored, and the complexity of the change is acknowledged. Creating an environment based on empathy, knowledge of the past, and a willingness to experiment, makes change less stressful.

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Autonomy and Job Satisfaction

by Susan McIntosh Follow 8 Followers on  Oct 20, 2016 1

Lack of autonomy at work is directly related to reduced levels of motivation and engagement, and increased levels of stress and poor health. What can leaders do to improve the sense of autonomy in individuals, thereby increasing levels of motivation and job satisfaction?

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