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Teamwork in IT and software - How can we empower teams?

Teamwork in IT and software - How can we empower teams? | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
Very recently I came across this post by D Spinellis. It listed notes from Grady Booch keynote on the future in Software Engineering. I wasn't at all surprised that there was a reference in teamwor...
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How can we empower #team?

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AgileConnection | Mob Programming: A Whole Team Approach

AgileConnection | Mob Programming: A Whole Team Approach | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
Mob programming is a software development approach where the whole team works on the same thing at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer. Collaborating like this can have great benefits for everyone involved. Here, Woody Zuill details some practices his team uses to make this collaboration work for them.
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What is #MobProgramming? 

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An Energising Retrospective Plan

An Energising Retrospective Plan | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
If you have retrospective regularly you will know that they each have a different feel. Here is a plan for an energising retrospective from Growing Agile.
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A new retrospective exercise to test, focused on people more than process! To try!

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Stop Remote Working!

Stop Remote Working! | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
Flextime Policy, Remote Working Policy, Unlimited Vacation Time Policy, Casual Friday Policy, Open Door Policy…. You know there’s a problem when the word “policy” is needed to manage work in a sensible way.How about having no policies instead?I wrote a significant part of my latest book while traveling across the world. Actually, sometimes I was just trying to travel. Once my flight to Hamburg was canceled two times, and thus I spent a whole day at the Vienna airport reading articles, answering
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Stop working "remotely", start working anywhere. Because results are what really matters!

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Don’t confuse with Kanban!!! - Coaching Agile Teams

Don’t confuse with Kanban!!! - Coaching Agile Teams | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
kanban, personal kanban, wip, visualize work, physical board kanban board lead time cycle time

Via Sebastian Radics
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An error to avoid. Don't confuse with #Kanban

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There is no Planning in Agile. Right?

There is no Planning in Agile. Right? | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
No Planning in Agile?
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#Agile and planning: who says that they can't live together? #MythBusters

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Practical Agility: Changing the Tires

Practical Agility: Changing the Tires | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
Changing the Tires
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Changing the Tires / or "How to avoid the Technical Debt". A great article by Dave Rooney

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Opposite Views of a Product Roadmap | All About Agile

Opposite Views of a Product Roadmap
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Opposite Views of a Product Roadmap

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The most WIP limit resistance award goes to...

The most WIP limit resistance award goes to... | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
The most WIP limit resistance award goes to... developers! (In my experience, at least.) Most people think that it would be managers or other people putting pressure on developers that would preven...
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And the oscar for most limit #wip resistance goes to... 

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Common Agile Practice isn’t for Startups - Jeff Patton & Associates

Common Agile Practice isn’t for Startups - Jeff Patton & Associates | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
Why common Agile processes like Scrum and Extreme Programming can cause startups to focus on the wrong thing When working with startups individually or coaching in an accelerator, I often get asked to do a basic Agile tutorial. And, every time I’m asked, I get this sinking feeling. What most people believe Agile development  is today …
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What is #agile for a #startup? An interesting article by @jeffpatton

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I’m Not a Servant - I’m a Host! A New Metaphor for Leadership in Agile?

I’m Not a Servant - I’m a Host! A New Metaphor for Leadership in Agile? | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
What does it mean being a leader? And what does it mean being a leader in an agile context? This article start from a very well known metaphor for leadership, the servant leader, and then introduces a recent metaphor mentioned in the management literature, a richer one that goes under the name of host leadership that is more useful for a modern agile organisation.
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I'm not a #servant, I'm an #host. A great #agile #leadership article

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Why Managers Must Develop Effective Listening Skills |

Why Managers Must Develop Effective Listening Skills | | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
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If a #manager has effective listening skills, she is not a manager... she is a #leader.

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Why should continuous delivery be a key part of your strategy

How is continuous delivery coupled with complexity? And why should it be a key part of your strategy?
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#ContinuousDelivery should be a must in your strategy towards success! Another interesting presentation by @Carl Vikman

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How to calculate the cost of an agile project?

How to calculate the cost of an agile project? | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
Roojoom: How to calculate the cost of an agile project? by Shirly Ronen-Harel
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How does an #Agile Project cost?

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Agile Retrospective Facilitator

Agile Retrospective Facilitator | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
Facilitating an Agile Retrospectives is not easy, in this post I will plain several responsibilities of a good Agile Retrospective Facilitator.
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Being an #Agile Retrospective facilitator is challenging, then it's amazing! 

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Interesting Article about Retrospectives

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Agile Is Supposed To Be Simple... -

Agile Is Supposed To Be Simple... - | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
I was reading about the new iteration of SAFe that came out a few days ago. I appreciate what Dean is doing with SAFe and totally get the problem he is trying to solve. That said, it makes me wonder how folks receive the ever growing complexity of the model. Fundamentally, we have two choices …
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#Agile is supposed to be simple.

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Backlog Refinement – The Rodney Dangerfield of Scrum Ceremonies

Backlog Refinement – The Rodney Dangerfield of Scrum Ceremonies | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
I tell ya’ sometimes it seems like Backlog Refinement just don’t get no respect!
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Backlog refinement. A ceremony too often forgotten (and underevaluated).

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How to Create a User Story Map

How to Create a User Story Map | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
 How to Create a User Story Map. A story map is the representation of user stories along 2 dimensions: Sequence and priority. At the top is the epic...
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How to create a User Story Map. Good introduction article to the subject

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21 Mandatory Tools for Distributed Agile Retrospectives

21 Mandatory Tools for Distributed Agile Retrospectives | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
In this blog post I present 21 Tools for Distributed Agile Retrospectives. These tools are very useful for any team that is not co-located.
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Were you looking for tools for your #agile #scrum #retrospective in a distributed team? My friend Luis gathered some suggestions!

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ScrumMaster – Full Time or Not?

ScrumMaster – Full Time or Not? | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
I’ve been in some debates recently about whether the ScrumMaster should be full time. Here’s my stance.
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The eternal question answered (in a funny and understandable way) by the great Mike Cohn.

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Scrum is OK, I guess ...

Scrum is OK, I guess ... | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
This is RonJeffries.com, the combination of new articles, XProgramming, SameElephant, and perhaps even some new items never before contemplated.
Copyright © 1998-2015 Ronald E Jeffries
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Scrum is Ok, I guess... A nice article by Ron Jeffries

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Agile transition – workshopping the roles

Agile transition – workshopping the roles | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
When going through an Agile transition, companies face all kinds of challenges. One of the biggest challenges is getting everyone on board and excited about the
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#Agile transition: working on the #roles. By @nl_vhmyr on @boostnewmedia

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Agile. For the Rest of the Organization. | | Vom Kennen zum Können zum Tun

Agile. For the Rest of the Organization. | | Vom Kennen zum Können zum Tun | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
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Who said that #Agile is only for #Software development? What about #marketing or #finances? 

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On the agile path: Scrum and ScrumBan as it's next evolutionary step ... and is it worth starting with Scrum at all

On the agile path: Scrum and ScrumBan as it's next evolutionary step ... and is it worth starting with Scrum at all | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
Scrum and it's evolution to ScrumBan - some logical steps when thinking about lean and agility. Is it worth to consider Scrum in the beginning?
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Using #Scrum? Or its evolved version? by @SebastianRadics

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10 powerful tips on how to support team-based learning

10 powerful tips on how to support team-based learning | Be Agile, Be Human | Scoop.it
This article should provide the benefits of a team-based learning culture. I want to underline some powerful details why it is important to learn together.
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10 powerful tips on how to support a #team-based #learning #culture by @dkrimmer84

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