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  • Lee Thomas and Nick Cahill on Self Organizing Organizations

    by on  Jan 29, 2016

    At the recent Agile New Zealand conference Lee Thomas and Nick Cahill gave a talk titled the Self Organizing Organization in which they explained the journey that Fraedom has undertaken to empower teams and support true self organization rather than following an imposed agile method. Afterwards they spoke to InfoQ about the talk and their involvement in the transition.

  • Foundations of Self-Organization

    by on  Jan 06, 2016

    The idea of self-organizing teams has been called the secret sauce of agile development. This article describes a model with three layers to systematically develop healthy self-organization. The layer called Foundations describes the required organizational infrastructure; The layer called People deals with teams and the individuals in the teams while the third layer is about the outcomes.

  • Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

    by on  Dec 27, 2015

    Many agile teams suffer from the mismatch of agile and organizational leadership with the latter being reflected by the organizational hierarchy. This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

How Project Managers can be a Positive Agent for Agile

Posted by 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.

Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

Posted by 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.

The First Few Months of a New Team

Posted by on  Oct 30, 2015

Last January, the OutSystems R&D group introduced a new product development team. This article explains how we organized ourselves and presents some of the major lessons we learned along the way.

Peer Feedback Loops: Why Metrics and Meetings Are Not Enough

Posted by on  Oct 07, 2015

This is the first in a series of articles that will show how to build peer feedback loops, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

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

Posted by 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.

What is Success for a Scrum Master?

Posted by on  Aug 17, 2015

Experienced Scrum Masters explain how they define and measure their own personal success as Scrum Masters, and share their lessons learned about how to achieve success. 1

How Agile Has Changed Test Management

Posted by on  May 11, 2015

With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, do we still need Test Managers in agile? How are the activities which have long made up the role divested?

Increasing Enterprise Agility and Agile Innovation

Posted by on  Feb 16, 2015

Brad Murphy talks about how traditional management can lead to disengaged employees, agile scaling, diagnosing the health of organizations and approaches for adopting agile and become more innovative.

Q&A with Frederic Laloux on Reinventing Organizations

Posted by on  Feb 06, 2015

In the book Reinventing Organizations Frederic Laloux researched 12 organizations who use fundamentally new ways to manage work and their employees.

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