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    Predictable Agile Delivery: The Executive Challenge

    by Russ Lewis Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 27, 2017

    As agile grows-out of its years of self-obsession and teenage petulance into a post-agile state, ‘Predictable Agile Delivery’ feels like a realistic goal that advantages both the business sponsor and their development stakeholders. This article shares some ‘good, bad and ugly’ examples of practices that often work and some that always fail at improving large organizations.

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    Q&A on the Book Scaling Teams

    by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers 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.

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    The Misaligned Middle and Getting off the Hamster Wheel Using Kanban

    by Shane Hastie Follow 18 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, which people need to address.

Culture & Methods Follow 576 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.

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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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Stop Measuring Turn Around Time

Posted by Wes Higbee Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 04, 2016

Are you patting yourself on the back for remarkable turn around times while simultaneously neglecting your customers? Stop measuring turn around time and start learning what matters to customers. 2

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Don't Break Your Silos - Push Out the Silo Mentality

Posted by Alexander Novkov Follow  Followers on  Jul 13, 2016

Organizational silos may cause a variety of problems for your company. Learning more about how and why they form is the first step towards dealing with them. This article suggest using ventilators.

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A Letter to the Manager: Release the Power of Your Agile Teams

Posted by Johan Dahlbäck Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 27, 2016

Agile is both simple and hard – and success depends on managers creating a suitable environment for their teams. To create and sustain high-performing agile teams, these points are fundamental.

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Q&A with Shawn Callahan on Putting Stories to Work

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  May 10, 2016

The book Putting Stories to Work by Shawn Callahan provides a process with a practical approach to master business storytelling; a leadership skill that helps to achieve results.

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Test Management Revisited

Posted by Anne-Marie Charrett Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 03, 2016

Agile, with cross functional teams, has sounded the death knell for many test managers. While test management is largely irrelevant in agile, there is still a desperate need for test leadership.

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Voys Learns to Play the Holacracy Game

Posted by Yanto Hesseling Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 27, 2016

Learn holacracy from the Dutch telecom company Voys who implemented this new way of running organizations where power is distributed across teams with clear roles, responsibilities, and expectations.

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Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

Posted by Pieter van der Meché Follow 0 Followers , Jutta Eckstein Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 27, 2015

This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

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