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  • Q&A on the Book It's All Upside Down

    by Ben Linders on  Jun 06, 2017

    In the book It's all Upside Down, Paul McMahon provides stories from software development teams supported by upside down principles and coaching tips for applying them. He explains how you can use Essence to improve processes leading to better organizational performance.

  • Q&A on the Book Timing Is Almost Everything

    by Ben Linders on  May 29, 2017

    Executives can and should get involved with the way that software is being developed. In his book Timing is Almost Everything, Roland Racko shows how you can increase software success by using a "management by query" executive style in the early stages of software development initiatives to influence how teams think and behave.

  • How to Communicate Better in Distributed Teams

    by Hugo Messer Savita Pahuja Arjan Franzen on  May 26, 2017

    In this article, Hugo, Arjan and Savita explain how their distributed agile framework can help distributed teams communicate better. Based on over a decade of experience, they share actionable practices that can help you improve the communication with team members across the world. Topics covered are virtues, trust, communication rhythm, retrospectives for distributed teams.

Consensual Software: How to Prioritize User Safety

Posted by Danielle Leong on  May 18, 2017

This article covers how consensual software will help address online harassment and abuse vectors before they get out of hand. 4

Q&A on the Book Agendashift Part I

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 16, 2017

The book Agendashift describes an inclusive, non-prescriptive, values-based, and outcome-centric approach to continuous transformation, using lean and agile techniques to do lasting change.

Q&A on Doing It - Management 3.0 Experiences

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 08, 2017

In the book Doing It - Management 3.0 Experiences, Ralph van Roosmalen shares his experiences from using Management 3.0 as a manager and as a coach.

The Microgaming Idea Factory: Innovation in Practice within a Leading Online Gaming Software Company

Posted by Helen Walton on  May 06, 2017

How do we find time and space to innovate? Microgaming – a leader in online gaming software – has instituted the Microgaming Idea Factory to crowd-source innovation from employees. Spark Award Winner

Does IT Industry Need Better Namings?

Posted by Ionut Balosin on  Apr 24, 2017

This article shares leaky terminologies used in the IT industry with examples, explains why consistency matters and suggests how to deal with inconsistencies and improve the situation. 1

Dialling in: Atkins and the Communication Challenge, Runners up to the 2017 Spark Award

Posted by Helen Walton on  Apr 10, 2017

How do you get more than 18,000 people to collaborate and share knowledge? Read the case study of Atkins, runners up in this year’s Spark the Change Award.

Product Development in Distributed Teams

Posted by Savita Pahuja Hugo Messer on  Apr 06, 2017

This article focuses on how to do product development in distributed teams. It shares some virtues and practices which help to minimize distance related challenges and develop the right products

Book Q&A on Product Mastery

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 26, 2017

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 Divisive Effect of Separate Issue Tracking Tools

Posted by Matthew Skelton Manuel Pais on  Mar 22, 2017

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.

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