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  • Culture & Methods Follow 881 Followers

    Why the Agile Manifesto Still Matters

    by Scott Duncan Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 22, 2018

    The lack of appreciation for the relevance of the Agile Manifesto’s Values and Principles, even to the point of people “doing Agile” and not being aware of these fundamental ideas at all, can be a serious problem. This article explains why the Manifesto still matters.

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    Managing to the Next Century - The Five Big Things for Agile Transitions

    by Dave West Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 13, 2018

    This article explores the key things to think about and prepare for when your organization is transitioning to an agile approach. He emphasizes the importance of supporting and protecting agile culture, self-organization, managing with outcomes, removing sources of waste and delay, and measuring and improving value delivered with frequent feedback.

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    Q&A on the Book Humble Leadership

    by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers , Peter Schein Follow 0 Followers , Edgar Schein Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 11, 2018

    The book Humble Leadership by Edgar and Peter Schein explores how building personal relationships and trust gives way to leadership that enables better information flow and self-management. The authors argue that we already possess the skill to form personal relations, and suggests using them to build and strengthen relationships with the people we lead and follow.

Culture & Methods Follow 881 Followers

Scaling Autonomy at Zalando

Posted by Eric Bowman Follow 0 Followers , Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Sep 30, 2018

At Zalando, creating the right architecture and organizational structure reduced the amount of alignment needed and freed up the energy to be more thorough where alignment is needed.

Culture & Methods Follow 881 Followers

Q&A on the Book Many Voices, One Song - Shared Power with Sociocracy

Posted by Ted Rau Follow 0 Followers , Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers , Jerry Koch-Gonzalez Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 03, 2018

The book Many Voices, One Song - Shared Power with Sociocracy by Ted Rau and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez provides a collection of sociocratic tools and principles and stories about applying sociocracy.

Culture & Methods Follow 881 Followers

Decision Making in a Company with No Managers

Posted by Jan Zborowski Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 07, 2018

Self-managed companies are a viable option for the future of work. The transformation from standard hierarchical organisation to a flat structure is beneficial, but obviously a challenging process.

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Patterns for Microservice Developer Workflows and Deployment: Q&A with Rafael Schloming

Posted by Daniel Bryant Follow 824 Followers on  Apr 05, 2018

Rafael Schloming argues that one of the most important — although often ignored — questions a development lead should ask is "How do I break up my monolithic process?"

Culture & Methods Follow 881 Followers

Holacracy for Humans

Posted by Sandy Mamoli Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 03, 2018

Snapper, a transport ticketing service provider, introduced Holacracy which enables people to act more like entrepreneurs and self-direct their work instead of waiting to be told what to do.

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Q&A on the Book The Age of Surge

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Jan 26, 2018

The book The Age of Surge describes the Digital Wave Model which companies can use to disrupt organizational structures and business functions and re-create them to fit the digital landscape.

Culture & Methods Follow 881 Followers

Engineering Culture and Methods InfoQ Trends Report - January 2018

Posted by Charles Humble Follow 1007 Followers , Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 30 Followers , Craig Smith Follow 6 Followers , Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 4 Followers , Susan McIntosh Follow 11 Followers , Rafiq Gemmail Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 23, 2018

At InfoQ we regularly revisit the topics we focus on based on the technology adoption curve. This article provides a view of the topics which are important to the community at the beginning of 2018. 2

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Q&A on the Book Leadership Agility

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Jan 21, 2018

The book Leadership Agility provides a collection of leadership styles that leaders can use to expand their repertoire and increase their leadership agility. 2

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Q&A with Dan Szuc and Jo Wong on Make Meaningful Work

Posted by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 05, 2018

Raf Gemmail speaks with UX leaders Dan Szuc and Josephine Wong about Make Meaningful Work, a humanistic framework and set of practices born from applying human-centered design to the workplace.

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