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Breaking Codes, Designing Jets and Building Teams: Randy Shoup Discusses High Performing Teams

by Daniel Bryant Follow 665 Followers on  Jul 06, 2018

At QCon NY, Randy Shoup, VP Engineering at WeWork, presented “Breaking Codes, Designing Jets and Building Teams”. He began the talk by quoting Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes”, and stated that throughout history he believes the most effective teams have focused on purpose, organisational culture, people, and engineering excellence.

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Making Games for High Performing Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Jun 14, 2018

The gamestorming model describes a process to create games. It provides concepts like game space, boundaries, rules, artifacts and goals, for creating compelling learning experiences in an organizational setting. Such games can be used by teams to experiment, focus on outcomes, and try out disruptive patterns.

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From Darwin to DevOps: John Willis and Gene Kim Talk about Life after The Phoenix Project

by Helen Beal Follow 5 Followers on  May 23, 2018

IT Revolution recently published an audiobook with nearly eight hours of conversation between Gene Kim and John Willis; Beyond the Phoenix Project – the Origins and Evolution of DevOps.

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Happy Cultures and How They Grow High Performers

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  May 19, 2018

ITV's Tom Clark spoke at DOXLON in February, proposing the hypothesis that high performance is a side-effect of creating happy teams. Andy Flemming, contributor to Deliberately Developmental Organization, also recently spoke about how to reap business and strategic benefits by creating a culture with an intentional focus on transparency, and the learning, growth and happiness of individuals.

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Culture, Psychological Safety, and Emotional Intelligence for High Performance Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  May 17, 2018

Humanity is the heart of the creative intellectual work that many of us are engaged in. The foundation of high-performance teams is people who have freedom and autonomy and feel safer. Games can be used to support self-awareness and connection and build team emotional intelligence onto safety.

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Measuring Trust and Its Impact on Leadership and Organisational Change

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 29, 2018

Atlassian's Dom Price and Prudy Gourguechon, a business psychology consultant, have both recently written about the importance of trust between teams and their leaders, indicating the difficulty in confidently measuring this. They provide behavioural patterns to look out for in the way teams collaborate, deal with uncertainty, take personal ownership and experience inclusivity from leadership.

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Trunk Based Development as a Cornerstone for Continuous Delivery

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 22, 2018 2

Dave Farley, co-author of the pivotal Continuous Delivery book, recently wrote about push-back to the practice of trunk based development, despite evidence of its role in achieving the benefits of CI and high performing teams. Jez Humble, his co-author, also commented in a twitter-thread on the cultural aspects of the practice to understand its relation to programmer psyche.

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Leaders Discuss How to Build Great Engineering Cultures

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 02, 2018

QConLondon’s Building Great Engineering Cultures track brought together a panel of leaders to take questions from an audience. Leaders from Google, Sky Betting and Gaming, ITV, Deliveroo and GlobalSign shared how they support and build great cultures for engineers, accounting for individual growth, organisation need, a social conscience and a balanced life.

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Perspectives on Mob Programming and Mob Testing

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 30, 2018

Maaret Pyhäjärvi, author of the Mob Programming Guidebook, wrote about her experience with mob testing, and how it contributed to her team's journey to recognising improved cross-functionality. Woody Zuill also recently spoke to the Agile Uprising podcast about discussing how mob programming provides an effective collaboration model for delivering software in small releasable increments.

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Q&A with Marisa Fagan on Security Championship

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 19, 2018

Security lead Marisa Fagan recently spoke at QConLondon 2018 about upskilling and elevating engineering team members into the role of Security Champions. We catch up with Fagen and report on her efforts to address contention caused by a scarcity of security professionals.

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Q&A with Laura Bell on Continuous Security at QCon London

by Laura Bell Follow 1 Followers , Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 07, 2018

Q&A with Laura Bell at QCon London. We discuss her keynote, continuous security and her own professional security journey.

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The Relationship between Team Emotion and Delivery

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 05, 2018

AI firm Deep Affects studied Jira projects, presenting a relationships between emotional health and team productivity. Their findings are also supported by Gallup's 2017 State of the Workforce survey which indicates the cost of not having emotionally engaged teams.

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Real-Time Collaboration Comes to Atom

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Nov 15, 2017

At QCon San Francisco 2017, GitHub’s Nathan Sobo has unveiled Atom’s new real-time collaboration plugin, Teletype. Teletype aims to make it possible for two developers to code together with the same ease as coding alone.

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The Industry Just Can't Decide about DevOps Teams

by Helen Beal Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 26, 2017

The incidence of DevOps teams is on the rise according to reports, but the industry remains divided on whether a DevOps team should even exist. Some are wary of creating additional silos, or are of the opinion that DevOps is a methodology that everyone should subscribe to in an organisation; others point to DevOps teams as an effective way of transitioning to a new way of working.

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Fearless Feedback for Software Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  May 18, 2017

Feedback builds trust, increases team cohesion, and helps individuals to improve their skills and grow in their craft. An effective feedback cycle is the best possible tool for improving team performance. With feedback, issues are addressed before they become toxic and mistakes can be course-corrected early on.

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