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  • How to be Agile with Distributed Teams

    by Hugo Messer John Okoro on  Feb 09, 2017 3

    Based on several decades of experience, we have developed an agile framework for distributed teams. We defined 8 bubbles: Culture, Organization, Product, Team, Architecture, Engineering, Communication and Tools. Each bubble contains questions, virtues and practices to help organize distributed work. In this article, we describe culture and organization.

  • Q&A on the Book Scaling Teams

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 07, 2017

    The book Scaling Teams by Alexander Grosse and David Loftesness provides strategies and practices for managing teams in fast growing organizations. It explores five areas which often pose challenges when organizations need to scale -- hiring, people management, organization, culture and communication -- and gives solutions for recognizing and dealing with those challenges.

  • Product Owner Raison d'Etre in an Agile Team

    by Adam Pahlevi on  Feb 05, 2017

    Companies may claim they're implementing Scrum, but is the claim really valid? Do they uphold the philosophy of Scrum? It turns out it's not, as a lot of companies are still practicing a distorted version of Scrum. Part of the common dysfunction is the misunderstood role of the product owner: a role essential to success with Scrum. What then is the actual job of 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

Agile Sailors - A Journey from a Monolithic Approach to Microservices

Posted by Michael Gruczel Sigi Kaltenecker Hans Gruber on  Nov 11, 2016

Over the last couple of years eSailors IT solutions has implemented big technological and organisational changes: cross-functional teams, dynamic loops, microservices, and leadership as a team sport.

Teaching Modern Software Development Techniques at University

Posted by Robert Chatley on  Oct 11, 2016

Imperial College London is providing students with relevant skills for industrial software engineering careers, and teaching tools and techniques for professional developer working in a modern team. 4

Internal Tech Conferences - How and Why

Posted by Matthew Skelton Victoria Morgan-Smith on  Oct 10, 2016

Matthew Skelton and Victoria Morgan-Smith discuss how to use internal conferences to boost your organisation’s social capital, the currency by which relationships flourish and businesses thrive.

The Top 5 Problems with Distributed Teams and How to Solve Them

Posted by Hugo Messer on  Sep 17, 2016

In this article, Hugo Messer, a seasoned distributed agile practitioner, shares the top 5 challenges distributed teams face. Based on 10 years experience, he shares practical solutions. 3

Communities of Practice: The Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation

Posted by Emily Webber on  Sep 14, 2016

Communities of practice have specific applications in agile organisations: scaling agile development and allowing individuals to connect with others who share similar concerns.

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