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  • How to Effectively Lead Remote IT teams

    When you build your software product or implement a digital platform, there are many things you need to consider – like product design, technology stack, architecture, etc. . And many times we forget, that at the end the most crucial part is the team that will work together to deliver it.

  • Q&A on the Book Empathy at Work

    The book Empathy at Work by Sharon Steed explores the role empathy plays in team communication and interaction, and provides tools to help people become better empaths in difficult situations. It describes the steps we can take in order to show empathy daily and contribute to a healthy, collaborative, positive work culture.

  • Power to the People: Unleashing Teams through Liberating Structures

    Liberating Structures are a great way for teams to find their voice. They make this happen by asking us to think creatively about the kinds of invitations we are making, and by subverting the normal power dynamics in a meeting. In this article, Greg Myer shares how he is using Liberating Structures at Capital One.

  • Q&A on the Book Internal Tech Conferences

    The book Internal Tech Conferences by Victoria Morgan-Smith and Matthew Skelton is a practical guide on how to prepare, organise, and follow-up on internal tech conferences. It shows how to run internal events that enable sharing and learning across teams and departments, and explores the benefits that such events can bring.

  • Maybe Agile Is the Problem

    “Agile” now means anything, everything, and nothing. Many organizations are Agile fatigued, and the “Agile Industrial Complex” is part of the problem. Agilists must go back to the basics and simplicity of the Manifesto and 12 Principles. The Heart of Agile and Modern Agile are examples of basic, simple frameworks. Agilists also have much to learn from social sciences.

  • Q&A on the Book Mastering Collaboration

    The book Mastering Collaboration by Gretchen Anderson provides techniques and exercises that can be used to improve collaboration in teams and between teams and their environment. It explores topics like enlisting people, teamworking, trust, and respect, generating ideas collectively, decision making, and transparent communication.

  • Q&A on the Book Evolvagility: Growing an Agile Leadership Culture from the inside out

    The book Evolvagility: Growing an Agile Leadership Culture from the Inside Out explains how focusing on inner-agility through sensemaking, communication, and relationship intelligence can increase the outer agility of organizations. It describes Sense-and-Respond leadership, an approach to catalyzing the creation of outcomes by sensing acutely, responding gracefully, and sensing deliberately.

  • Author Q&A: Chief Joy Officer

    Richard Sheridan has released his next book: Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear. Building on the concepts from his first book, he provides practical advice for leaders who want to cultivate a culture of joy in their organization. He defines Joy as the satisfaction of a job well done, of building products that people love to use, with teamwork and trust.

  • Cultivating a Learning Organisation

    This article explores how creating an internal culture of experimentation and learning enabled a company to keep pace with the rapid iterations in tech that have become the regular way we do business. It shows that psychological safety is a key component of the learning organisation; employees need to be able to experiment and learn from any outcome - without fear that failure will be punished.

  • Q&A on the Book Elastic Leadership

    The book Elastic Leadership by Roy Osherove shows how teams have a need for different types of leadership depending on the state that they are in and what can be done to grow teams towards true self-organization. It provides values, techniques, and practices that leaders can use in their daily work.

  • Architecture with 800 of My Closest Friends: The Evolution of Comcast’s Architecture Guild

    Comcast has cultivated an Architecture Guild, with the goal of "threading the needle" between obtaining advantageous critical mass around certain common technologies without undermining individual teams' agency.  The Architecture Guild is a grassroots framework that has been used to cut across organizational boundaries to identify solid, workable, default recommendations.

  • People Re-Engineering How To’s: The Magic of Teaming

    People Re-engineering is a concept bundling whatever is needed to keep software people fit for their pressing challenges caused by merciless market demands. In one of its five threads, PRE formulates a platform for a more effective and vivid teaming process that enhances team productivity and wellbeing.

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