Through improv games, Ted DesMaisons and Lisa Rowland shared three hacks for building a better life - embracing failure, saying "yes," and sharing control.
Alan O’Callaghan gave a presentation at the Scrum Gathering Portugal 2016 on what José Mourinho can teach us about team building. Starting with the similarities between Football and Scrum, the talk addresses the less understood characteristic that affects Scrum’s effectiveness, that is, according to the speaker, the building of self-organising teams.
This post covers the challenges of an introverted mob programmer and some possible solutions.
Operable.io announced Cog, a ChatOps platform that provides fine-grained access control, UNIX-like pipelining of commands and audit logging features.
Andy Kelk talked about nurturing and growing agile teams at 1st Conference in Melbourne, Australia. His talk is based on the blog post Culture Gardening.
Riley Newman, head of data science at Airbnb, recently published an article describing how the Californian startup defines and uses data science. He explains that data can be seen as the voice of the customers, and data science as an act of interpretation. He also details several initiatives that have been particularly important for scaling data science.
Alexey Pikulev, business agility coach at Unusual Concepts describes team trust constellations exercise in his recent blog. This exercise is based on the concept of Systematic Constellations.
Atlassian's popular source code hosting site Bitbucket launched Snippets for teams, a collaboration oriented solution to "create and manage multi-file snippets of all kinds". Snippets can be created via drag and drop, owned by a user or a team and optionally shared publicly. They are backed by Git or Mercurial repositories and can be managed via a REST API.
This post talks about how does it feel to be a part of great scrum team.
Pair Programming is good for increasing the software quality and collaboration within team members but it is hard to implement. This news describes the reasons why it is hard and how to figure out good practices of pair programming for your team.
When people work together in agile teams, emotions are bound to happen. Where positive emotions can give a boost to team working, negative emotions can have significant impact on collaboration in teams and affect their productivity. Noel Radley published a report on how team mood can impact project management. InfoQ asked her why negative emotions happen and how agile teams can deal with them.
At the Dare Festival Antwerp 2014 Jurgen Appelo talked about his new book Management 3.0 Workout and showed examples how organizations can improve the way that they manage themselves.
JetBrains has made available Upsource 1.0, a source code collaboration tool for software development teams.
InfoQ is researching the factors that influence the mood of teams. As team mood is an aggregation of the individual moods of team members, understanding the individual mood and how it influences team working can help to learn more about team moods. InfoQ interviewed Gerald Weinberg about individual and team mood, influencing the mood of individuals and discussing moods in teams.
Software development initiatives include different types of meetings, spread across the whole development process. A post on the Mobile Orchard blog explains tips and tricks to check and improve the effectiveness of these meetings.