The IT industry borrows terms from other domains, which is a fairly good approach. But we distort their meanings or use terms in inconsistent ways, within IT and also in comparison to other disciplines. This article shares some of these leaky terminologies with examples, explains why this matters and suggest how to deal with inconsistencies and improve the situation.
The benefits of collaboration and knowledge sharing are well-known, yet any large organisation understands how challenging it is to keep employees feeling connected. The runners up to this year’s Spark Award, sponsored by HotelBeds, are Atkins, a design, engineering and project delivery organisation of over 18,000 people who have been experimenting with a mix of communication methods.
This article focuses on how to do product development in distributed teams. It shares some virtues and practices which help to minimize challenges and develop the right product. It covers tools to help overcome challenges due to distribution and foster good behaviours. It explains how to perform various product oriented activities like user research, story mapping, planning and refinements.
In his new book Product Mastery Geoff Watts, Scrum and leadership coach, explores what he calls “the difference between good and great product ownership”.
The choice of issue tracking tools and usage seems a no-brainer: pick the tool that does the job best. But in today's world of continuous delivery and operations, teams need to work closer than ever.
What does a team look like, and what do they have to help them be a successful team? This article discusses some of the tools and techniques that teams use to become and maintain team effectiveness.
In the book Agile Engagement, Santiago Jaramillo and Todd Richardson explore why employees can be disengaged, and provide solutions for measuring and driving engagement in organizations. 1
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?