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