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  • Teams and the Way They Work

    by Simon Reindl on  Mar 18, 2017

    The terms “self-organised” and “cross functional” are often used to describe a team. What does this mean, and how will you recognise if your team has these features? Great teams work with the uniqueness of each person’s skills, experiences and outlook – forging the motivation to achieve a shared goal, within the constraints in which they operate.

  • The Triangle of Self Organization

    by Andy Brandt on  Mar 06, 2017

    Self-organization is a modern management tool that replaces command & control as a method of creating teams and guiding them to deliver desired outcomes. The Triangle of Self Organization identifies three essential components needed to guide this process – goal, rules & tension - and shows how to choose them consciously to successfully use self-organization as a management tool.

  • Q&A on Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 04, 2017 1

    The book More with LeSS by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde provides practices to create simpler and more flexible organizations, applying Scrum with many teams working on one product. More with LeSS is the third book on LeSS (see books on LeSS); it’s the most concrete and fundamental book to start learning about LeSS. The book also contains insights on experiences with LeSS adoptions.

Doing Scrum with Multiple Teams: Comparing Scaling Frameworks

Posted by Tomas Björkholm Hans Brattberg Jan Grape on  Feb 24, 2017

To kick-start your implementation of scaled Agile you can use LeSS, SAFe or Scrum@Scale as a starting point. In this article we compare these frameworks to help you choose what fits you best. 4

Product Owner Raison d'Etre in an Agile Team

Posted by Adam Pahlevi on  Feb 05, 2017

As competition gets tough and the rate of change is increasing, a good product owner is crucial to a whole, undivided concept of being successful in the market. What constitutes a good product owner?

Q&A on The Great ScrumMaster

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2017

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

Q&A on the Book Soul-Centered Leadership

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 21, 2017

The book Soul-Centered Leadership provides ideas and exercises for developing skills to lead people while being in touch with your soul, based on emotional intelligence, psychology, and spirituality.

Adding Purpose to Scrum with Holacracy

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 09, 2017

Holacracy can be a complete replacement for the traditional management hierarchy and can significantly increase motivation and productivity in organizations working with Scrum.

The CA Crew on Coaching Coaches, Mixing Cultures and Future Product Direction

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 13, 2016

At the recent Agile 2016 conference, three coaches from CA discussed coaching the coaches, transforming CA to becoming an agile organisation, mixing cultures and future product direction.

Q&A on Analysis Techniques for Product Owners Live Lessons

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Nov 12, 2016

In the Analysis Techniques for Product Owners, Kent J McDonald shared a set of techniques that will help build and maintain a shared understanding and put outcome of a project before the output.

Agile Sailors - A Journey from a Monolithic Approach to Microservices

Posted by Michael Gruczel Sigi Kaltenecker Hans Gruber on  Nov 11, 2016

Over the last couple of years eSailors IT solutions has implemented big technological and organisational changes: cross-functional teams, dynamic loops, microservices, and leadership as a team sport.

Actionable Agile Tools

Posted by Jeff Campbell on  Oct 27, 2016

Many people find the world of Agile too full of fluffy and non-actionable advice. Campbell presents some ideas and tools you can try out immediately. 3

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