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    Q&A on the Book Improving Agile Retrospectives

    by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Feb 14, 2018

    The book Improving Agile Retrospectives by Marc Loeffler provides practices and approaches for doing agile retrospectives that support continuous improvement. According to Loeffler, agile retrospectives are workshops which need to be prepared and facilitated well in order to be beneficial to teams.

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    Soft Skill Patterns for Software Developers: The “Learning from Unintended Failures” Pattern

    by Kevin Jackson Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 05, 2017

    Soft Skill Patterns describe human behaviours that effectively solve recurring problems. The "Learning from Unintended Failures" pattern helps us improve the resilience of a system after a failure. The pattern follows 4 steps: identify a failure, quickly resolve any immediate impact, analyse root cause and system behaviour during the failure, and finally generate and implement improvement ideas.

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    Customize Your Agile Approach: Select Your Agile Approach That Fits Your Context

    by Johanna Rothman Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 22, 2017

    This is the first in a series of articles that will help you think about how you might want to customize your agile approach for your context. This article explores how to make agile approaches work for you: your work, your team, and your organization. It's about understanding the difference between iteration, flow, and cadence and when you might consider each to customize your agile approach.

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Q&A on The Great ScrumMaster

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Feb 03, 2017

The Great ScrumMaster explores the ScrumMaster role and provides solutions for dealing with everyday and difficult situations. 3

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Exercises for Building Better Teams

Posted by Justyna Wykowska Follow 1 Followers on  May 30, 2016

Team that perform great have a perfect balance of orientation on people and results. This article provides several exercises to explore how your team is doing and find your own state of perfection.

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A Focus on Agile Principles over Agile Rituals

Posted by Abby Bangser Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 01, 2016

When scaling agile principles through rituals it's important to constantly evaluate and evolve those rituals. This article provides examples of experiments that focus on developing team behaviors.

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Q&A with Diana Larsen on her Contributions to the Agile Community and the Agile Fluency Model

Posted by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Jan 26, 2016

At the Agile Open Northwest Open Space event Diana Larsen spoke to InfoQ about her involvement with and contributions to the Agile community over the last 13 years and the fluency model.

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Running Extended New Year’s Resolution Retrospectives with Focused Agile Coaching

Posted by Alexey Krivitsky Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 18, 2016

In a futurespectives participants abstract themselves from the legacy of outstanding challenges, fly high dreaming the future to see itself in a year from now, and possibly derive some actions.

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How Project Managers can be a Positive Agent for Agile

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Dec 03, 2015

An interview with Graham Dick about agile and the role of project managers with self-organized teams, how project managers can be a positive agent for change, and making collaboration work in agile.

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Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Nov 30, 2015

Hierarchical organizations can't react to new market opportunities and changes fast enough, this impedes the company’s survival in the long run. An interview on teamworking and increasing agility.

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Q&A on Real World Kanban

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Nov 06, 2015

The book Real World Kanban by Mattias Skarin provides four case studies where kanban is used to visualize, provide insight and improve product development.

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Q&A with Tom Roden and Ben Williams on Improving Retrospectives

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Oct 02, 2015

The book fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives aims to help people to get better outcomes from retrospectives and from any continuous improvement initiative. An interview with the authors.

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