Separate issue tracking systems for Development and IT Operations are a source of conflict and ineffectiveness for many organizations. For effective Database Lifecycle Management (DLM), we typically need shared issue tracking systems where DBA teams can see upcoming work from Development and Development teams can see details of live service issues logged from Production.
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.
In the book Agile Engagement, Santiago Jaramillo and Todd Richardson explore the reasons why employees can be disengaged and provide solutions for measuring and driving engagement in organizations. InfoQ interviewed them about the factors that influence the performance of teams and how to measure agile engagement to create an engaging workplace culture.
The Triangle of Self Organization identifies three essential components needed to guide the process and shows how to choose them consciously to successfully use self-organization as a management tool.
The level of software quality attainable is reflective of organizational commitment to a range of quality factors covering environments, experience, skills, education and processes.
Based on several decades of experience, we have developed an agile framework for distributed teams. In this article, we describe how our framework helps distributed organizations work smoother. 3
Scaling Teams provides strategies and practices for managing teams in fast growing organizations. Explores and gives solutions for hiring, people management, organization, culture and communication.
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?
The Great ScrumMaster explores the ScrumMaster role and provides solutions for dealing with everyday and difficult situations. 3
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.
This article focuses on how cultural differences influence collaboration in distributed teams. It shares some virtues and practices which help to bridge cultural differences between team members.
This article introduces Inclusive Collaboration and describes the Silence Experiment to help teams consider different aspects of collaboration and work more effectively with all types of minds. 3