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    Decision Making in a Company with No Managers

    by Jan Zborowski Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 07, 2018

    Self-managed companies are emerging as a viable option for the future of work. The transformation from standard hierarchical organisation to a flat structure is definitely beneficial, but obviously a challenging process. This article explores how SoftwareMill, a Polish software house, did it.

  • Culture & Methods Follow 484 Followers

    Distributed Agile Leadership

    by John Okoro Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 25, 2018

    Even with the best of planning for your distributed Agile team, without good leadership in place, all of that planning can come to naught. With that in mind we look at some leadership trends that are relevant to self-organizing distributed Agile teams. Instead of proposing a new “Distributed Agile Leadership Framework”, our goal here is to inform you of important and relevant trends.

  • Culture & Methods Follow 484 Followers

    How AI Will Revolutionize These Five Job Roles by 2022

    by Eugene Rudenko Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017

    AI is altering major job roles in the tech industry. From developers to managers to CIOs, established industry positions are being disrupted already. In five years many will be unrecognizable. What changes are coming? This article examines five key roles in tech and show how AI will remake them in the next five years.

Culture & Methods Follow 484 Followers

Q&A on the Book Working with Coders

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Sep 04, 2017

The book Working with Coders is a practical guide to managing teams of software developers aimed at a non-technical audience.

Culture & Methods Follow 484 Followers

Transcend the “Feature Factory” Mindset Using Modern Agile and OKR

Posted by Felipe Castro Follow 4 Followers , Alexandre Freire Kawakami Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 27, 2017

Waterfall goals turn teams into "feature factories" with no focus on value. To transcend this mindset, companies can apply Modern Agile’s four principles by using OKR (Objectives and Key Results).

Culture & Methods Follow 484 Followers

A View from the Trenches: the C-Suite’s Role in Organizational Transformation

Posted by Peter Karlson Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 12, 2017

Organizational transformations increase a business’ flexibility, predictability, quality, and speed. To succeed, leadership must lead a cultural shift that drives change.

Culture & Methods Follow 484 Followers

Q&A on The Manager‘s Path with Camille Fournier

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Apr 18, 2017

The book The Manager’s Path gives insight into managing engineers and what it takes to be a technical manager, discusses challenges of technical leadership and provides advice on dealing with them.

Culture & Methods Follow 484 Followers

Predictable Agile Delivery: The Executive Challenge

Posted by Russ Lewis Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 27, 2017

This article shares some ‘good, bad and ugly’ examples of practices that often work and some that always fail at adopting agile and improving large organizations.

Culture & Methods Follow 484 Followers

Q&A on the Book Scaling Teams

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 484 Followers

The Misaligned Middle and Getting off the Hamster Wheel Using Kanban

Posted by Shane Hastie Follow 17 Followers on  Jan 31, 2017

At the Agile 2016 conference, Dominica DeGrandis and Julia Wester of Leankit gave talks on helping middle managers adapt to change and how Kanban can be used to identify problems in workflows .

Culture & Methods Follow 484 Followers

Predictable Agile Delivery

Posted by Russ Lewis Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 09, 2016

Human teams are unique, non-linear and unpredictable, but given the right conditions, their output can become linear, scaled and predictable. Managers have an enabling role to play.

Culture & Methods Follow 484 Followers

Adaptable or Predictable? Strive for Both – Be Predictably Adaptable!

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev Follow 1 Followers on  Sep 06, 2016

Our efforts to improve software development face the question what to focus on. We can’t be predictable if we are not adaptable. What we really need is to be predictably adaptable.

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