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  • The Divisive Effect of Separate Issue Tracking Tools

    by Matthew Skelton Manuel Pais on  Mar 22, 2017

    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.

  • Teams and the Way They Work

    by Simon Reindl on  Mar 18, 2017

    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.

  • Q&A on the Book Agile Engagement

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 10, 2017 1

    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

Posted by Andy Brandt on  Mar 06, 2017

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.

Developing Quality Software: Differentiating Factors

Posted by Cynthia Freeney on  Mar 02, 2017

The level of software quality attainable is reflective of organizational commitment to a range of quality factors covering environments, experience, skills, education and processes.

How to be Agile with Distributed Teams

Posted by Hugo Messer John Okoro on  Feb 09, 2017

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

Q&A on the Book Scaling Teams

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 07, 2017

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.

Product Owner Raison d'Etre in an Agile Team

Posted by Adam Pahlevi on  Feb 05, 2017

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?

Q&A on The Great ScrumMaster

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2017

The Great ScrumMaster explores the ScrumMaster role and provides solutions for dealing with everyday and difficult situations. 3

Q&A on the Book Soul-Centered Leadership

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 21, 2017

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.

Managing Cultural Differences in Your Distributed Team

Posted by Hugo Messer Savita Pahuja on  Dec 10, 2016

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.

Inclusive Collaboration and the Silence Experiment

Posted by Sallyann Freudenberg on  Nov 14, 2016

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

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