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

    by Helen Walton on  Apr 10, 2017

    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.

  • Product Development in Distributed Teams

    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 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.

  • Book Q&A on Product Mastery

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 26, 2017

    The best product owners are insatiably curious about their customers; they observe them in action, interview them, and collaborate with them and bring them into the development process, said Geoff Watts. In his new book Product Mastery he 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.

Teams and the Way They Work

Posted by Simon Reindl on  Mar 18, 2017

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.

Q&A on the Book Agile Engagement

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 10, 2017

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

Posted by Andy Brandt on  Mar 06, 2017

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.

Developing Quality Software: Differentiating Factors

Posted by Cynthia Freeney on  Mar 02, 2017

The level of software quality attainable is reflective of organizational commitment to a range of quality factors covering environments, experience, skills, education and processes.

How to be Agile with Distributed Teams

Posted by Hugo Messer John Okoro on  Feb 09, 2017

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

Q&A on the Book Scaling Teams

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 07, 2017

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.

Product Owner Raison d'Etre in an Agile Team

Posted by Adam Pahlevi on  Feb 05, 2017

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? 2

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

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